Verb + verb (fear)

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Verb + verb (fear)

Post by Rustamsher » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:50 am

a) Women feared to go out at night.
b) I fear flying in airplanes.

Are V + V-ing and V + V-to do with the verb fear interchangable?

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Re: Verb + verb (fear)

Post by Alan » Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:43 am

No.
'Fear DOING' refers to a fear of something that one actually does, while 'fear TO DO' means effectively 'avoid doing on account of fear'.

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