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  1. Junior Member
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    #1

    started to get worried / started getting worried

    Please advise which should be correct as an appropriate choice. If both of them are applicable, then what is the different between them? Thanks.

    I started _____ that he might be in danger.

    1) to get worried
    2) getting worried
    Last edited by cyrusevilming; 17-Jan-2016 at 07:52.

  2. bhaisahab's Avatar
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    Retired English Teacher
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    #2

    Re: started to get worried / started getting worried

    They are both possible. I find 1) more natural. It's "what is the difference", not "different".
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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