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    #1

    to chat/for chatting

    1) I use the Internet to chat to people.
    I use the Internet for chatting to people.

    2) I use the Internet to go shopping.
    I use the Internet for shopping.

    Which one is correct in 1 and 2 ?
    Last edited by Arctica1982; 27-Oct-2014 at 16:55.

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    #2

    Re: to chat/for chatting

    What do you think?
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    #3

    Re: to chat/for chatting

    In 1 - 1st
    In 2 - 1st and 2nd

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    Re: to chat/for chatting

    All four are acceptable to me.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: to chat/for chatting

    For 1, you can also use "with" people.

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    Re: to chat/for chatting

    I've had a bit of a rethink and decided that "I use the internet to go shopping" is somewhat unnatural. Generally, "to go shopping" means to actually visit a shop. I would accept "I use the internet to shop".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: to chat/for chatting

    Not a teacher

    i Preper no 2.
    it's more simple than the first
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 28-Oct-2014 at 19:08. Reason: Adding 'Not a teacher'.

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    #8

    Re: to chat/for chatting

    Quote Originally Posted by fikriansyah View Post
    I prefer no 2.
    It's more simple than the first.
    Welcome to the forum, fikriansyah.

    Please read this extract from the Forum Rules:

    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly in your post.

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