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    There is nothing I like/hate more than + infinitive or -ing form

    Hello everybody!

    Which form does the structure "There is nothing I like/hate more than...?"

    the infinitive - There is nothing I like more than to take a break after a hard day's work?

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    the -ing form - There is nothing I like more than taking a break after a hard day's work?

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    Re: There is nothing I like/hate more than + infinitive or -ing form

    Well, you can use either one. Do whatever makes you happy.


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    Re: There is nothing I like/hate more than + infinitive or -ing form

    Both the gerund (-ing form) and the infinitive are nouns. They both work in your sentence, but there are times when only one will do.

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    Re: There is nothing I like/hate more than + infinitive or -ing form

    I don't understand what you mean by saying that the infinitive are nouns. If you say that only one structure works for all conditions, I think it might be "There is nothing I like/hate more than + -ing form". What do you think?
    Please put me right on that.

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    Re: There is nothing I like/hate more than + infinitive or -ing form

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    I don't understand what you mean by saying that the infinitive and the gerund are nouns. If you say that only one structure works for all conditions, I think it might be "There is nothing I like/hate more than + -ing form". What do you think? Please put me right on that.
    It's simple. The word or phrase functions as a noun. Example:

    A: There is nothing I like more than eating pizza.

    B:What about basketball?

    A: Okay. There is nothing I like more than eating pizza while watching basketball.





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    I agree but you gave the examples of -ing form not the infinitive.

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    Re: There is nothing I like/hate more than + infinitive or -ing form

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    I agree, but you gave the examples of -ing form not the infinitive.
    Yes, but I had to leave something for Mike to do.


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    Do you agree that "There is nothing I like/hate more than + -ing form" structure works for all conditions?

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    Re: There is nothing I like/hate more than + infinitive or -ing form

    I love to take a walk in the morning. The infinitive phrase is "to take a walk in the morning" It functions as a noun, the direct object of "love".
    I love walking in the morning. The gerund phrase is "walking in the morning". It functions as a noun, the direct object of "love".

    Jacek, is that clear?

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