[Grammar] You have me studying English harder.

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sky3120

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You have me study English harder. VS. You have me studying English harder.

I know that there is a meaning difference between 'present tense verb' and 'present continuous tense' but I cannot figure out any nuance between them here. Could you help me out with this problem? Do you sense any difference and use them differently? Thank you so much as always in advance.


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You have me study English harder. VS. You have me studying English harder.

I know that there is a meaning difference between 'present tense verb' and 'present continuous tense' but I cannot figure out any nuance between them here. Could you help me out with this problem? Do you sense any difference and use them differently? Thank you so much as always in advance.


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Neither of them is natural.
 

BobK

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:up: ...But at least the second one is possible (in a main clause, that is - it would also be possible [but only that] to say 'He wanted to have me study English harder').

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