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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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    #2

    Re: The change of meaning with infinifive

    I would not infer any difference in usage.

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    #3

    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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    #4

    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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    #5

    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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    #7

    Re: The change of meaning with infinifive

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    Things we use to remove makeup.
    Please read post #4 again here.

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    Re: The change of meaning with infinifive

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    Things we use to remove makeup.
    I clearly told you that was wrong in the other thread.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The change of meaning with infinifive

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    I clearly told you that was wrong in the other thread.
    I didn't say I didn't understand that. I don't need to reread the thread. I answered the question in post 7.

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    Re: The change of meaning with infinifive

    If you understood in the previous thread that we don't have/use "facilities" to wash off makeup, why did you use it again in this thread?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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