Giving a 20-munute speech..

Dukul12345

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Do these have the same meaning?

1) Giving a 20-minute speech standing up for the most hated man in the world in a second language is really brave.

2) Giving a 20-minute speech to stand up for the most hated man in the world in a second language is really brave.
 

Rover_KE

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Only #1 works for me.

EDIT: It would have been courteous to point out that you had already received replies here.
 
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"Standing up for the most hated man in the word " is a present participial phrase which modifies "speech" in the sentence.
 
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