Student or Learner
Which of the following sentences is correct?
I like to stick to my goals.
I like sticking to my goals.
In sentence #1, to stick to my goals is an infinitive phrase introduced by to stick.
In sentence #2, sticking to my goals is a participial phrase introduced by the participle sticking.
They are both correct.
Do they differ in meaning in any way?
I like camping - said while camping
I like to camp - said while not camping
I think that measured for overall frequency, this idea may have some merit but it must be noted that we aren't in any way prohibited/prevented from using either form at any particular time. Mr Bolinger mentioned that too. I don't know of any studies that have tested this hypothesis.