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    to or ing form?

    I am a teacher from Italy.I teach English as a foreign language in a secondary school.
    I've recently read in a book : "I don't find it easy running up the stairs"
    I've always used this form: " I don't find it easy to run up the stairs."

    which is the right form? Can I use both of them?
    thanks
    Elena

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    Re: to or ing form?

    Quote Originally Posted by elenascanzi View Post
    I am a teacher from Italy. I teach English as a foreign language in a secondary school.
    I've recently read in a book: "I don't find it easy running up the stairs"
    I've always used this form: "I don't find it easy to run up the stairs."

    Which is the right form? Can I use both of them?
    Thanks.
    Elena
    Welcome to the forums, Elena. Both forms are correct.

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    Re: to or ing form?

    Quote Originally Posted by elenascanzi View Post
    I am a teacher from Italy.spaceI teach English as a foreign language in a secondary school.
    I've recently read in a book: "I don't find it easy running up the stairs"
    I've always used this form: " I don't find it easy to run up the stairs."

    Which is the right form? Can I use both of them?
    Thanks
    Elena
    NOT A TEACHER


    Please leave a space after commas, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks. Besides, start every new sentence with a capital letter.

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    Re: to or ing form?

    Both are correct. However, note that if you move "easy" to the end of the sentence, only one construction works:

    I don't find running up the stairs easy.

    (You can't say "I don't find to run up the stairs easy".)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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