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Can we say"dislike to do"? Thanks.
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I have this vague feeling that the gerund emphasizes the nounness of the action while the infinitive emphasizes the verbishness. . . but I'll have to think about it for a few days.
Hello MrP

Thank you! I wish I could hear your final answer in a few days.

paco
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...the gerund emphasizes the nounness of the action while the infinitive emphasizes the verbishness...

I wish I'd said that.

MrP
OK, I understand it. Thank you again!

paco
To paco2004,

Re: I'd like to confirm if you feel completely zero, zip, zilch about the difference.

You would like to confirm WHAT, may I ask?? I hope you realise that your above "sentence" is either INCOMPLETE or INCORRECT.
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Thank you million.

paco
No need to shout at Paco, Temico. I didn't notice anything in his sentence that needed correction, but if I had, I hope I woud have corrected it more gently.

And MrP -- thanks for the compliment!
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Speaking of patterns, note that when the main verb is in a progressive tense the following dependent verb is virtually never in the gerund form. This observation applies to all such catenative structures when we have a choice of using either infinitive or gerund for the second verb.

???The baby is starting crying.

CJ

P.S. Oops. I'm late to this thread and only now noticed this has been mentioned above -- WAY above! My apologies!
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