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Topic: verb ing VS. infinitive with to
Posted: Friday, December 19, 2014 12:36:19 PM
nima_persian wrote:
1. He started to play cricket.
2. He started playing cricket.


Sentence #1 would likely mean that a person who often played cricket began a game. #2 would likely mean that a cricket novice recently took up the game.


That explanation certainly gives two possible interpretations of 1. and 2. but without context there could be others.

I don't agree with the categorical statement that there is no difference in meaning whatsoever.

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Topic: Association with no common consonants
Posted: Saturday, November 08, 2014 9:48:32 AM
pick

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Topic: Dress, frock, gown
Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:38:27 PM
ChrisKC wrote:
in French a "Frockiere",


Yeah, very funny.

But seriously, did you know that there is a real French word 'froc' which is one of many slang words for 'trousers'?



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Topic: Association with no common consonants
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 1:29:38 PM
golfer

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Topic: restrictive/non-restrictive
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 11:41:20 AM
I am a native speaker (that's just for the record, it doesn't imply that I'm right) and I feel that the examples with the comma give the impression that they were led by Mussolini in their fight against the fascists.

The ambiguity could be removed by using a relative pronoun.

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Topic: to charge (a person or persons) with some fault
Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 2:54:34 PM
Or, to accuse someone of wrongdoing.



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Topic: Word Chains
Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 1:45:31 PM
forever young

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Topic: Word Link Game
Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 1:43:20 PM
sedentaryankeepsakeelboaterminaluminiumlauthorisecularcenymphenomenonitemizephyr

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Topic: Change Two Letters game
Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 1:41:46 PM
marsh

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Topic: Change 3 or 4 of 7
Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 1:40:07 PM
sighted

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