"I like to eat fast food"


"I like eating fast food" I would like to know which of the two sentences above is grammatically correct


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1) "I like to eat fast food"

2) "i like eating fast food"

1 is correct. 2 should have capitalized the I. Other then that minor typo 2 is fine. They mean the same thing. They just say it a different way.

As Buzz Lightyear never said, "To infinitive, and gerund!"

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    Hi, CandiedOrange, I don't think they mean the same thing. Please read the duplicate I posted in the above comment.
    – user140086
    Commented Feb 20, 2016 at 8:33
  • @Rathony I've read the duplicate and still see the meaning here as being the same. Eating is not like getting married. The ideal isn't to do it only once. It's the WAY that meaning is being communicated that is different. Translate this into a different language and I can't see a good argument for both lines not being expressed exactly the same way. Commented Feb 20, 2016 at 8:41
  • (1) could mean "I am hungry and I want to eat fast food (now or soon)" and (2) could mean I always enjoy eating fast food. It depends on context.
    – user140086
    Commented Feb 20, 2016 at 8:43
  • 1) cannot mean that if the speaker is a native english speaker. That would be corrected to "I would like to eat fast food". And yes, everything depends on context. Commented Feb 20, 2016 at 8:46
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    OP clearly posted without context, and the answer given does the same thing. Assumes no context - in that case, both are perfectly valid to describe the same thing. Duplicate or not, if we don't get enough details or context, this question can go anywhere. On hold(?) would be much better.
    – Sakatox
    Commented Feb 20, 2016 at 11:03

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