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    Using infinitive or participle form

    Hello Teachers!
    Please help.

    Re:From the 1950s popular song lyrics (proclaiming/to proclaim) that "Captain Smith and Pocahontas Had a Very Mad Affair" to the 1995 Walt Disney animated film, the legend of Pocahontas has been widely popular in American culture.


    It's a selecting right word quiz. According to the answer, "proclaiming" is right.
    Why not use "to proclaim" instead of "proclaiming". I'd like to know the reason.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Using infinitive or participle form

    The infinitive would, for me, imply that this was their purpose, while the -ing form just refers to the contents of the lyrics.

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