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Autor:  Dale/CR
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  20/ABR/2007 1:18 PM
Assunto:  love x loving
 
Mensagem: 

When you are using "to like" or "to love, "to dance" and "dancing" have the same meaning:

 

I love to dance = I love dancing

 

I like to dance = I like dancing

 

Surprisingly, the meanings of the two following sentences are quite different:

 

I stopped smoking = Parei de fumar  (I no longer smoke.)

 

I stopped to smoke = Parei para fumar (I was going somewhere or doing something, but I stopped so I could smoke.)

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
love x loving  –  Tiane  20/ABR/2007, 12:42 PM
 love x loving  –  Dale/CR  20/ABR/2007, 1:18 PM
love x loving  –  Maria Valeska  20/ABR/2007, 5:14 PM

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