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    Cool Gerund vs. Infinitive in predicate

    What is the grammar rule that dictates the reason why we say:

    I recommend making another purchase.

    but

    I want to make another purchase.


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    Re: Gerund vs. Infinitive in predicate

    I am afraid there isn't really a rule that accounts for this.

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