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    #1

    to watch / watching

    Please see which is correct:

    I love to watch plays.

    OR

    I love watching plays.

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    #2

    Re: to watch / watching

    What do you think? What have you learned about infinitives and gerunds.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #3

    Re: to watch / watching

    They are both correct, but they have different meanings.

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    #4

    Re: to watch / watching

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    What do you think? What have you learned about infinitives and gerunds.
    I think 'to watch' is wrong.

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    #5

    Re: to watch / watching

    They are different ways to express a fact. They mean the same to me.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #6

    Re: to watch / watching

    Quote Originally Posted by Fame View Post
    I think 'to watch' is wrong.
    That's not correct. Both sentences are grammatically correct.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: to watch / watching

    In British English we often use the infinitive when we are talking about specific situations:

    I like to watch plays when I have had a decent dinner beforehand.

    The gerund would work when we are talking in general.

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