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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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Continue working vs continue to work [duplicate]

I found this explanation: http://www.english-test.net/forum/ftopic38633.html but what about present? I continue to work or I continue working? Are they the same?
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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 that? ...
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Looking forward to follow vs. following [duplicate]

I was reading this today: We look forward to following your progress. Am I correct in thinking that it is missing a be or that -ing should be removed? So We look forward to be following your ...
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Which is correct - I like buying or I like to buy [duplicate]

Which is correct? I like buying new gadgets. or I like to buy new gadgets. If both are correct then what is the difference between them?
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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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I am looking forward to …? (followed by a Gerund)? [duplicate]

I know, that I am looking forward to hearing from you. is correct. But I am not sure, if this holds also for other verbs? So is I am looking forward to taste your cookies. or is I am ...
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Verb + to infinitive or Verb + …ing [duplicate]

Is there a general rule whether to use the Verb + to infinitive or the Verb + ...ing format? There are cases in which I can't decide which one to use. Like: -They can't afford to go out very often. ...
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Gerund or infinitive / Difference in meaning [duplicate]

In my classes, the subject of gerunds and infinitives comes up. Students find this a confusing and frustrating subject. They accept that one can say "I like watching movies," or "I like to watch ...
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Watch the sun go down [duplicate]

In the sentence: I'd like to watch the sun go down why there is no "to"? Why not: I'd like to watch the sun to go down
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“It's better being” vs “it’s better to be“ [duplicate]

When gales tear at the mountain peaks, it's better to be a horse in Sunnfjord than an emperor in Russia.” Should I use the being form there instead of to be? Why or why not? Are both ok, or is one ...
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When do I use 'to' and 'ing'? For example, the verb is read [duplicate]

Which is the correct form? Try to read a book this holiday, you might find it interesting. Try reading a book this holiday, you might find it interesting. So try reading or try to read? Next ...
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“You are the first one to ask me.” vs “You are the first one asking me” [duplicate]

Which one do I pick here? Are both acceptable? I think asking is a present participle and no gerund.
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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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