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“Prefer to do something” vs. “prefer doing something” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When should a verb be followed by a gerund instead of an infinitive? What's the difference between the two: What materials do they prefer working with? What ...
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To use “to” or not to? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Gerund or infinitive: When to use which? You like to read books. You like reading books. The second second sentence seems to be better than the first. Why is ...
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“Recommend to have” vs. “recommend having” [duplicate]

I am writing my bachelor dissertation and several times Microsoft Word has corrected me from "to have" to "having". One of the sentences, for instance, goes like this: The author recommends to ...
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“Needs repairing” vs. “needs to be repaired” [duplicate]

Do the following two sentences mean the same thing? If so, which is more commonly used? My car needs repairing. My car needs to be repaired.
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“allow insertion” or “allow inserting” or “allow to insert” [duplicate]

I have some doubts about using ing-verb in the following case: Such data structures don't allow insretion/inserting/to insert any kind of objects. Is it considered grammatically correct to say ...
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“I don't want him knowing…” vs. “I don't want him to know… ” [duplicate]

There is some dialogue in a movie I saw: I don't want him knowing about this. I always thought it was I don't want him to know about this. I've been confused for days. What is the ...
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English UK. Grammar check - choice to vs choice of [duplicate]

Should I use You are granted the choice to either be my friend or my enemy. or You are granted the choice of either being my friend or my enemy. ? It's for my poem and I want to ...
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Infinitive vs. “ing” + past particle [duplicate]

Among the earliest telescopes were Galilean telescopes, modeled after the simple instruments built by Galileo, the first person having used telescopes to study the stars and planets. I know ...
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Which one is right: “allows to acquire” or “allows acquiring”? [duplicate]

Which version of the following sentence is correct/better? "In particular, it allows to acquire a signal using a sample rate significantly lower than the one dictated by the Nyquist criterion" ...
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Which one is correct - “Committed to help ..” or “Committed to helping ..”? [duplicate]

Consider "I'm committed to help somebody to do something/with something." vs. "I'm committed to helping somebody. to do something/with something."
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“In accepting” vs. “to accept” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When should a verb be followed by a gerund instead of an infinitive? Part of the reluctance in accepting/to accept social arguments about human nature lies in the ...
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How can I explain what is wrong with the sentence “She is having difficulty to shop”? [duplicate]

It should be, I believe "She is having difficulty shopping." But I am not sure how I can explain to someone who is a non-native English speaker why the form "She is having difficulty to shop" is not ...
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Is it wrong to say “I enjoy to see the butterflies around the flowers.”? [duplicate]

Do I have to say always "I enjoy seeing"?
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“Prefer” usage - If the emphasis is on the habit --ing form or to-infinitive? [duplicate]

-ing form : Most people prefer watching a film at the cinema rather than on TV. -to-infinitive form: We prefer to drive during the day whenever we can. Which of the above two sentences ...
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take a long time Ving or to V? [duplicate]

What's the difference between 'take a long time Ving' and 'take a long time to V'? A dictionary defines 'hum and haw' as follows. Can I use 'to decide' instead of 'deciding'? hum and haw: to take a ...

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