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    #1

    Smile gerund

    Please, dear teachers

    Could you shed a light on this?

    To have an affair with someone else may be dangeous.
    Having an affair with someone ....

    Studying languages may go difficult sometimes.
    To study languages may be not easy sometimes.

    Are they right and different from each other?

    Thanks


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    #2

    Re: gerund

    To have an affair with someone else may be dangeous.
    This is being stated as a general rule in life, like an adage.

    Having an affair with someone ....
    You are referring to a specific instance:
    "My God, man, haven't you seen the movie Fatal Attraction? Having an affair with someone can be dangerous!"
    (With apologies to the man's wife, who's interests and feelings in this matter are being ignored.)

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