Student or Learner
I'm not a native speaker of English,
and I saw this sentence in a book that teaches idioms:
He saw the boy take the bar of chocolate without paying for it, but he decided to turn a blind eye to it.
Can we say "taking the bar" instead of "take"; that's how I read it at first and my friends also read like that at first. What's the difference?
Thanks in advance.
Both verbal forms can be used.
I wouldn't use 'taking the bar of chocolate' because I usually avoid using two gerunds in the same sentence.