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    Does using a verb have the same meaning

    Is "she doesn't like to run" the same as "she doesn't like running" ? Do these two phrases have the same meaning ? Thank you

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    Re: Does using a verb have the same meaning

    Yes.

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    Re: Does using a verb have the same meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Aliciaanne View Post
    Is "She doesn't like to run" the same as "She doesn't like running"? Do these two phrases have the same meaning? Thank you.
    I agree with Mike. In addition, see my corrections above in red. Capitalise the first word of a quoted sentence. Don't put a space before a question mark. End every sentence with a single, appropriate punctuation mark, even a sentence as short as "Thank you".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Does using a verb have the same meaning

    I just noticed the title of your thread. In those uses, neither "running" or "run" is a verb. "Running" is a gerund, which acts as a noun. "Run" is a part of "to run", which is an infinitive that also acts as a noun.

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    Re: Does using a verb have the same meaning

    Ok. Thank you, Mike.
    But do they still mean the same thing?

    P.S. I don't understand why my post is being posted in the middle of the page.
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    Re: Does using a verb have the same meaning

    Your post was "centre-justified". It's a setting on the toolbar. When you are writing a post, click on "Go Advanced" and you will get a more extensive toolbar. Look for this:

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    Note that the words won't appear under the symbols, you will just see the lines. Make sure that you have selected the first one (left).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Does using a verb have the same meaning

    Yes, they still mean the same thing. Gerunds and infinitives often (but not always) do.

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