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    My favourite hobby is... 'reading' or 'to read'?

    Hello everyone!

    Could the structures above be used interchangeably? Let me give you a more specific example: "

    My typical free-time activity is singing (/to sing) and playing (/to play) the piano." / "Something that I really enjoy doing is to cook (/cooking)."

    Thank you all!

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    Re: My favourite hobby is... 'reading' or 'to read'?

    No, those structures aren't interchangeable, and can sometimes mean the opposite of each other.
    You want 'reading', 'singing', 'playing' and 'cooking'.

    An example of opposites with 'verbing' and 'to verb':
    "I stopped working."
    "I stopped to work."

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    Re: My favourite hobby is... 'reading' or 'to read'?

    Does "I stopped to work" mean 'I stopped doing something to start my work at my workplace'?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 22-May-2014 at 18:10. Reason: Unnecessary quote deleted.

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    Re: My favourite hobby is... 'reading' or 'to read'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Liz View Post
    Does "I stopped to work" mean 'I stopped doing something to start my work at my workplace'?
    Yes, more or less.

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