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try + ing vs. try to + infinitive [duplicate]

Which sentence is correct: Why don't you try to give up candy if you want to lose some weight? Why don't you try giving up candy if you want to lose some weight?
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"To see" vs "seeing" [duplicate]

Which of the following is grammatical? To see my stuff at your grocery is a great source of pride! Seeing my stuff at your grocery is a great source of pride! The verb "to see" is the ...
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to meet or meeting [duplicate]

I had a lot of opportunities to meet many different people and listen to their stories. Always I am confused whether I have to use "to Verb" or "Verb+ing". I guess that sentence is the past tense, so ...
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"To ask" or "for asking" [duplicate]

It is a great place for asking questions. OR It is a great place to ask questions.
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Clauses of purpose: "for + -ing" or "to-infinitive [duplicate]

In the following sentence, how should the clause of purpose be introduced? In addition to normal maintenance, there are additional costs associated with interventions that may be required to ...
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"Developed to [infinitive]" vs. "developed for [gerund]" [duplicate]

I am confused about when to use "to verb" and when to use "for verb+ing" constructs. For example what would be the proper construct for the following sentences extracted from scientific journals: A ...
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"How easy is it to *verb*..." vs. "How easy is *verb*..." [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does one know when to use a gerund or a infinitive? What is the difference in connotation between How easy is it to "some verb here" and How easy is "some verb here"...
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"These findings are critical [to inform/for informing] future research" [duplicate]

In this sentence, would you use "to inform" or "for informing"? These findings are critical ______ future research Likewise, would you use "to understand" or "for understanding" in the following? ...
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"To know X is all I need" vs. "knowing X is all I need" [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does one know when to use a gerund or a infinitive? Which of the following is the correct form? To know you're interested in my book is all I need to go on with my ...
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Choice of Gerund or infinitive as subject of a sentence [duplicate]

In a multiple choice exercise I had to choose between: .................... is banned in all pubs in Ireland. A/ To smoke B/ Smoking I'm pretty sure the solution is B (Smoking) but I don't really ...
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The difference between a sentence starting with 'to' + verb and starting with a gerund [duplicate]

What is the difference between the following two sentences? To study English is hard. Studying English is hard.
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To + verb, bare verb or verb + ing in noun phrases [duplicate]

I've asked this around and I'm RACKING MY BRAIN trying to figure it out. Which one is the correct verb form in the following sentence? The craziest thing I've ever done is go / to go / going ...
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“To hear” or “hearing” [duplicate]

Nothing is so happy as to hear from your family. Nothing is so happy as hearing from your family. Which is more natural for native speakers?
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To smoke vs Smoking at the beginning of the sentence [duplicate]

I have been taught that we can use either of "to INF" or "Verb-ing" at the beginning of the sentence as a subject, which leads me to a point of confusion. Here is my confusion: A: To smoke is ...
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"to think about" in the beginning of a sentence [duplicate]

Can someone explain to me what this sentence means? I got confused about why it had "to think about" at the beginning of a sentence. "To think about income elasticity analogous to a ...

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