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"I am sorry to here that" is correct English

but " I am sorry hearing that" is incorrect. Can any one explain to me why it is wrong please


Thanks

William

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Some adjectives take infinitives after them. "Sorry" is one of them.

I'm happy to hear that.

I'm sad to hear that.

I'm sorry to hear that.

https://www.talkenglish.com/grammar-a2z/lessondetails.aspx?ALID=4276 is a good site to look at.

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How about

I need to clean the car is correct English

but I need cleaning the car is wrong, can you pls explain why it is wrong

Thanks in Advance.

William Chen

William Chencan you pls explain why it is wrong

You need to study catenative verbs.

Each verb which can be followed by another verb must be followed by a particular form of that verb. Most often that's the to-form (to clean) or the ing-form (cleaning), but other forms are also possible.

Learning English includes learning which verb form is used after each catenative verb.

See the link below. It shows a list of articles you can read on the topic of catenative verbs.

https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=B-beXOCCLsn4sgWQi7KIAg&q=catenative+verbs&oq=catenative+verbs&gs_l=psy-ab.12..0l3j0i22i30l7.1616.7304..7818...2.0..0.133.1986.0j18....2..0....1..gws-wiz.....0..0i131j0i10.QuKwouTgFpg

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