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  1. Newbie
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    • Join Date: Jun 2008
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    Is it right?

    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.

  2. Rebel's Avatar

    • Join Date: Jun 2007
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    Re: Is it right?

    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.


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