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    Rachel Adams is offline Key Member
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    The change of meaning with infinifive

    Hello.
    Does the use of infinitive change the meaning of the sentence? It was mentioned in my previous thread, for example, "Facilities to wash it off" and "Facilities for washing it off." I am talking about "cosmetics". The meaning changes in them. Does it also change in the following sentences?
    "It is a cosy place to read." I don't think that's correct. And "It's a cosy place for reading." Or "There are facilities for improving your skills." Speaking about language apps. And "There are facilities to improve your skills." Speaking about language labs.

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    Re: The change of meaning with infinifive

    I would not infer any difference in usage.

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    Re: The change of meaning with infinifive

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee View Post
    I would not infer any difference in usage.
    So it depends on each sentence and "It is a cosy place to read" is correct?

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    Re: The change of meaning with infinifive

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    So it depends on each sentence and "It is a cosy place to read" is correct?
    It's fine. I think it's more likely than the other sentence.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The change of meaning with infinifive

    What do you exactly mean by "facilities" in your context of cosmetics?

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    Re: The change of meaning with infinifive

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    What do you exactly mean by "facilities" in your context of cosmetics?
    Things we use to remove makeup.

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