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    #1

    to learn to drive/to learn driving/to learn how to drive

    Hello everyone,

    I have 2 sets of sentences. Can I use all 3 variants to describe the same idea?

    1. I want to learn to drive.
    2. I want to learn driving.
    3. I want to learn how to drive.

    1. I want to learn to speak English.
    2. I want to learn speaking English.
    3. I want to learn how to speak English.

    Thank you.

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    Re: to learn to drive/to learn driving/to learn how to drive

    Both #1s and #3s are correct.

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    #3

    Re: to learn to drive/to learn driving/to learn how to drive

    So to say "I learnt swimming when I was 10." is wrong, right?

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    Re: to learn to drive/to learn driving/to learn how to drive

    Yes.

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    #5

    Re: to learn to drive/to learn driving/to learn how to drive

    Hello Rover_KE,
    But how about the verb "teach"+ing?
    As you said before "learn+ing" is wrong. So instead of "I learnt reading." I should say "I learnt to read."
    But what about "teach"? Which is correct "He taught me reading and writing?" or "He taught me to read and write?"
    Thank you.

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    #6

    Re: to learn to drive/to learn driving/to learn how to drive

    They're OK.

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