In the first sentence, We move the infinitive to the end of the sentence and place a prepatory object after verb. But when we use gerund, we keep it after verb as in second sentence . I was wondering reason of it , could you please explain to me ?

1-I find it hard to live in a city.

2-I find living in a city stresfull.

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"I find it interesting reading that question" and please consider: "I find it stresfull living in a city"

  • These examples are 'garden-paths' without some more punctuation. The infinitive can also be stated as "I find that to live in a city is hard."
    – AmI
    Sep 29, 2016 at 21:55
  • Uh… what? Did someone not like that, please? Sep 30, 2016 at 21:27

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