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infinitve/gerund

Postby hanuman_2000 » Mon Oct 25, 2004 1:24 pm

Sir,

1.I like to play hockey.

2. I like playing hockey.


In 1) to play is object
2) playing is object

is there any difference in meaning.

Please help me.

Thanks.

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Postby Alan » Tue Oct 26, 2004 12:15 pm

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Postby hanuman_2000 » Wed Oct 27, 2004 5:17 am

Sir,

1. I like to swim.

2. I like swimming.

Here in 1) infinitive as object.
2) gerund as object.



There is any difference in meaning so far.

Thanks.

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Postby Alan » Thu Oct 28, 2004 2:47 am

They differ only in structure.
There is no difference in meaning!


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