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won't have

Postby SARDORBEK » Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:59 pm

1) I won't have you telling me what to do.
2) I won't have people talk to me like that.

In the "won't have + object + verb form" structure, which form is the more correct in modern usage?
I've encountered difference in form in grammar books.

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Re: won't have

Postby Alan » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:54 am

Both are possible and equally acceptable.

The -ing form tends to be used when the action in question is actually, or has just been, occurring, while the infinitive tends to have a more general reference.

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