Dear Sir Madam
I would like to know the difference between go on to do and go on doing, try to do and try doing, mean to do and mean doing.
Please contact me urgently if possible and i will be really thankful.
if you cna send me the answer to my email I will be absolutely grateful:
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go on doing = continue the current activity
try to do: an attempt that was minimal in effort and probably not successful
try doing: a real try, a real experiment, possibly successful
mean to do: intend to do, have a commitment to do something
mean doing: not used except for explaining the meaning of an action
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