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    My dream is to fly

    Hi,

    The first sentence of Yves Larock's song 'Rise Up' is this: My dream is to fly over the rainbow, so high!

    I want to ask if we can say 'flying' instead of 'to fly.'

    Thanks.

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    Re: My dream is to fly

    Quote Originally Posted by ademoglu View Post
    Hi,

    The first sentence of Yves Larock's song 'Rise Up' is this: My dream is to fly over the rainbow, so high!

    I want to ask if we can say 'flying' instead of 'to fly.'

    Thanks.
    I know this song and the author's line is perfectly fine. Can you tell me why you want to use "flying" in the sentence? What makes you think it's a good option?

    By the way, if you say "my dream is flying..." it means that your dream is doing that action. I mean what flies over the rainbow is your dream.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: My dream is to fly

    He could say I dream of flying over the rainbow, but to say My dream is flying would be illogical.
    I am not a teacher.

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