I like to read and I like reading. I like to read and I like reading. Is there a fundamental difference between these sentences?
Apr 25, 2016 9:22 AM
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Not in everyday usage. There is a subtle difference which is based on the difference between an infinitive and a gerund. e.g. I like reading. I do it most evenings. [activity] e.g. I like to read when I am travelling. [focus more on the idea, the concept, in its hypothetical sense] Saturday was the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. His most famous line was : "To be or not to be, that is the question." This is the best example I know to illustrate the sense of the infinitive.
April 25, 2016
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