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    can you help me solve this problem!
    i have two sentences:

    -to pass the time , he began to write novels
    -passing the time, he began to write novels

    which sentence is correct?
    can you explain how to use this grammar!

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    Re: hello!

    Welcome to the forums.

    The differences can be shown in this way:

    The reason he writes novels: "To pass the time, he began to write novels".

    His chief means of occupying himself: "Passing the time, he wrote novels."

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