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    Using would with the gerund "going"

    We are teachers with a bit of a disagreement on whether this sentence is correct: "I'd love going with you."

    I keep running it through my head and it sounds correct. I've run it through several grammar checkers and it hasn't been flagged.

    My colleagues from across the pond insist that it doesn't sound correct, but can't come up with anything that I would consider a grammar rule.

    It's a question from an exam we are creating. The question reads I'd love going / to go with you. I think they're both correct.

    What say you?

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    Re: Using would with the gerund "going"

    Welcome to the forum.

    Only 'I'd love to go with you' sounds correct to me (BE speaker).

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    #3

    Re: Using would with the gerund "going"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Only 'I'd love to go with you' sounds correct to me (BE speaker).
    Same here (AmE speaker).
    I am not a teacher.

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