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    Drive long distance

    Hello.

    Are my sentences correct?

    ''I like to drive long distance and listen to music''.
    Last edited by Rachel Adams; 24-Feb-2020 at 19:19.

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    Re: Drive long distance

    Distances

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    #3

    Re: Drive long distance

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    Hello.

    Is my sentence correct?

    ''I like to drive long distances and listen to music''.
    Note my correction above. Are you saying that they are two separate activities you like to do, or that you like to do them at the same time?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Drive long distance

    No, I mean at the same time. I wanted to write I like driving long distances and listening to music. Meaning that I usually like to do that.

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    Re: Drive long distance

    I like to listen to music on long-distance drives.
    I like to drive long distances listening to my favourite music.
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    Re: Drive long distance

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I like to listen to music on long-distance drives.
    I like to drive long distances listening to my favourite music.
    Is it wrong to use '' driving'' and ''listening?'' I like driving long distances and listening to music. Does my sentence suggest that they are separate actions? I might be listening to music at home not while driving.

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    Re: Drive long distance

    "I like driving long distances and listening to music" is ambiguous.
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    Re: Drive long distance

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "I like driving long distances and listening to music" is ambiguous.
    Sorry, must reask. It is ambiguous because it is not clear whether I like to listen to music and drive at the same time?

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    #9

    Re: Drive long distance

    You've named two activities that you like to do. The reader might guess that you do them simultaneously, but you've given them no reason to do so.

    You can change a single word to correct this. Can you find which one?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Drive long distance

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    You've named two activities that you like to do. The reader might guess that you do them simultaneously, but you've given them no reason to do so.

    You can change a single word to correct this. Can you find which one?
    I am afraid I can't. Could you please tell me which word shoud be changed?

    If I mean that both actions are happening at the same time should it be ''I like driving long distances and listening to music'' or with infinitives ''I like to drive long distances and listen to music.'' Do constructions change the meaning? Is it clear with infinites that both actions are happening at the same time?

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