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    Verbs + to Infinitive or -ing

    Hi,

    http://moser.cm.nctu.edu.tw/docs/eng...rb_inf_ing.pdf

    Two -ing forms do not usually follow each other:

    • I was starting to make a cake when the phone rang.
    • not: I was starting making a cake. . .

    My question is that is that a rule or not common with two -ing forms?

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    Re: Verbs + to Infinitive or -ing

    The word usually tells you that it is not an inflexible rule.

    There are many exceptions.

    'I'm going fishing tomorrow.'

    Rover

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