Lately I have noticed that a lot of people use "wanting" in sentences, or in books, but I don't get it because my English teachers have always said to me that with verbs like "love", "like", "want" ...
I want to know the difference between these two items: She couldn't stop herself laughing. She couldn't stop herself from laughing. I assume that No. 2 is wrong, but it seems right!
Grammatically, "It is fun to write English letters." is correct. But is the following also grammatically correct? It is fun writing English letters.
The whole point that him pretending to be rich is to get a date. The whole point of this supposing to be a big wall is to hold off the barbarians. The first one seems correct, the second ...
Which one of the following is the correct one? I should have seen it glow. I should have seen it glowing. Or are both correct? Would you parse them please?
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