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    to stydy and studying

    Good afternoon,

    I would ask you which is the difference between "I want her to study English" and "I want her studying English".
    Thanks,
    Luigi
    Last edited by scrooge1974; 23-Aug-2013 at 17:28.

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    Re: to stydy and studying

    Quote Originally Posted by scrooge1974 View Post
    Good afternoon,

    I would ask you which is the difference between "I want her to study English" and "I want her studying English".
    Thanks,
    Luigi
    The second is unnatural. It's not necessarily ungrammatical but there are few occasions where it would be the right thing to say. However, without knowing the context, it's impossible to say whether your first suggestion is the correct phrase for the situation.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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