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~ing/to infinitive

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~ing/to infinitive

Postby Sang-heui, Kim » Thu Sep 16, 2004 8:11 am

Hi,

I don't know fully the difference between below two sentences.

My hobby is reading.
My hobby is to read.


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Postby Alan » Fri Sep 17, 2004 10:20 am

Do you wish to ask a question??
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Postby Alan » Sat Sep 18, 2004 4:47 am

The gerund (here 'reading') is the normal form in this construction. An infinitive would be unnatural.
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