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Hi teachers,

Is there any difference between the following pairs of sentences?

a/I dread to think about it and I dread thinking about it.

b/ I dislike to play that game and I dislike playing that game

Thank you in advance
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These are correct:

a/I dread to think about it and I dread thinking about it. (the first form is a potentiality; the second form suggests that the speak may indeed have to think about it)

b/ I dislike playing that game
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TuongvanThank you Mister Micawber , but in my MASTERING AMERICAN GRAMMAR BOOK it says the verb dislike can be followed by either an infinitive or a gerund.

Here is the examples I quote from it:

We dislike to play bridge

We dislike playing bridge

Best wishes
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Thank you Mister Micawber , but in my MASTERING AMERICAN GRAMMAR BOOK it says the verb dislike can be followed by either an infinitive or a gerund.

Here is the examples I quote from it:

We dislike to play bridge

We dislike playing bridge

Best wishes
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