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    sad to swim

    1) I am happy to be swimming.
    2) I am happy to swim.


    3) I am sad to be swimming.
    4) I am sad to swim.


    Which of these sentences could be used if the intended meaning is:
    a) I am happy/sad when I swim
    which could be used in the intended meaning is:
    b) I am happy/sad because I am swimming right now
    and which could be used if the intended meaning is:
    c) I am happy that I am going to swim.


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    Re: sad to swim

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    1) I am happy to be swimming.
    2) I am happy to swim.


    3) I am sad to be swimming.
    4) I am sad to swim.


    Which of these sentences could be used if the intended meaning is:
    a) I am happy/sad when I swim? None.
    which could be used in the intended meaning is:
    b) I am happy/sad because I am swimming right now? Numbers 1 and 3.
    and which could be used if the intended meaning is:
    c) I am happy that I am going to swim? Number 2, marginally. It would be more natural to say "I'll be happy to swim."


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