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    #1

    laugh/laughing

    George is great. Hes always laughing.
    George is great. He always laugh.

    What is the difference in meaning of above sentences?

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    #2

    Re: laugh/laughing

    The second one is incorrect.

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    Re: laugh/laughing

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    The second one is incorrect.
    If second sentence will be
    "George is great. He always laughs." then what will be the difference?

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    #4

    Re: laugh/laughing

    The first can stand alone.

    The second needs something else, such as '...at my jokes'.

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    Re: laugh/laughing

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    The first can stand alone.

    The second needs something else, such as '...at my jokes'.
    Contraction "He's" stands for "He has" or "He is"?

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    #6

    Re: laugh/laughing

    He is.
    Not a teacher.

    Can "He often laughs" stand alone?

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    Re: laugh/laughing

    Quote Originally Posted by shibli.aftab View Post
    Does the contraction "He's" stand for "He has" or "He is"?
    Note the correct way to ask your question.

    'He is'.

    Would 'He has always laughing' sound possible to you?

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    #8

    Re: laugh/laughing

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Can "He often laughs" stand alone?
    Same answer as post #4.

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    Re: laugh/laughing

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Same answer as post #4.
    Does "laughing" mean "be in a fortunate or successful position" in that sentence?
    If not, then please rephrase that sentence because I can't understand that.

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    #10

    Re: laugh/laughing

    Quote Originally Posted by shibli.aftab View Post
    Does "laughing" mean "be in a fortunate or successful position" in that sentence?
    No. It means 'expressing mirth or amusement, typically by expelling air from the lungs in short bursts to produce an inarticulate voiced noise, with the mouth open'.

    (Collins Dictionary)

    In other words: going 'Ha, ha, ha!'




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