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    watch / watching

    1. I love to watch you dance.

    2. I love watching you dance.

    Which is the correct sentence? If both are correct, what is the difference in meaning?
    Last edited by kohyoongliat; 25-Feb-2007 at 18:37. Reason: typo

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    Re: watch / watching

    I find this site useful.
    Infinitive and Gerund
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    Re: watch / watching

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    1. I love to watch you dance.

    2. I love watching you dance.

    Which is the correct sentence? If both are correct, what is the difference in meaning?
    Hello Yong

    There are some common verbs in English which can be followed by either the -ing form or the base infinitive, and love is one of them.
    The two sentences are equal in meaning to me.

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    Re: watch / watching

    Hello KYL

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    1. I love to watch you dance.

    2. I love watching you dance.

    Which is the correct sentence? If both are correct, what is the difference in meaning?
    I find a slight difference in meaning: in #1, the speaker focuses on the action as a whole – from the outside, as it were; in #2, the speaker focuses on the action in progress – as it were, from the inside.

    (However, not everyone would agree with me.)

    All the best,

    MrP

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