infinitive, present participle

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Tukanja
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infinitive, present participle

Post by Tukanja » Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:14 pm

I'm going to head off to my mountain place next Friday. Would you like to go with me?
Correct?
Is also possible to say, 'Do you like going (being) with me?', if we together have already started the journey?

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Re: infinitive, present participle

Post by ETutor » Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:28 pm

Tukanja,

The first sentence is correct. I am not sure what idea you want to convey in the second sentence. Once you are already on the trip, you could ask:

Are you enjoying the trip with me?
Do you like travelling with me?
Do you like being with me on this trip?

This would be asking the person if they are enjoying travelling with you. However, if you are inviting them to join you, this is how you would say it:

Would you like to go to my mountain place with me?
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Re: infinitive, present participle

Post by Tukanja » Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:04 pm

ET, are we heading off on Friday to our mountain places, each to his ? ;-) :-D

I just wanted to be sure that the Present Participle form's to be used in the sentence once the host and the guest are already together on a trip.

like

Do you like being (travelling) with me.

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