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Autor:  mrobertson
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Data:  11/JUN/2003 12:58 AM
Assunto:  ing form base form
 
Mensagem:  it could also be added that:

due to the sense of "duration for limited period" that the ing form suggests a subtle difference between the 2 example sentences is as follows

knowing english etc is a general broad statement referring to a wide range of circumstances

to know english etc is a narrower construction probably addressing a particular point




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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
A question to Pat. To ask or not to ask?  –  José Roberto  10/JUN/2003, 1:12 PM
Re: A question to Pat. To ask or not to ask?  –  pat  10/JUN/2003, 1:51 PM
Re: A question to Pat. To ask or not to ask?  –  José Roberto  10/JUN/2003, 10:25 PM
 ing form base form  –  mrobertson  11/JUN/2003, 12:58 AM

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