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    #1

    to swim and to play the guitar.

    1-On Sundays, I like swimming and playing the guitar.

    2-On Sundays, I like swimming or playing the guitar.


    3-On Sundays, I don't like swimming and playing the guitar.

    4-On Sundays, I don't like swimming or playing the guitar.

    Does "1" imply that I like doing both things on Sundays?
    Does "2" imply that I like to do one of the two things on Sundays?

    Does "3" imply that I don't like doing both things on Sundays? (doing one would be OK)

    Does "4" imply that I don't like doing either of the two things on Sundays?

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: to swim and to play the guitar.

    not a teacher

    1-On Sundays, I like swimming and playing the guitar.
    2-On Sundays, I like swimming or playing the guitar.
    3-On Sundays, I don't like swimming and playing the guitar.
    4-On Sundays, I don't like swimming or playing the guitar.


    1) This would be understood as meaning you like to do both of these activities, but it suggests a humorous image of you doing both at the same time.
    2) This is more natural and says you like to do both, but avoids the implication that you might do them at the same time.
    3) This has the same problem as (1).
    4) This says that you don't like doing either activity.

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