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Hi,

When I watched a cartoon, I heard a father say this to his son:
"Dad has to go to work now, just like all the people we saw at work this morning. "

Can I change it to "...just like all the people we saw work/working this morning."

Can I make similar sentences like the aforesaid sentence:
Dad has to work in the garden, just like all the people we saw work/working in their gardens this morning.
Dad has to skate, just like all the people we saw skate/skating this morning.


Thank you very much.

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stephenlearnerWhen I watched a cartoon, I heard a father say this to his son: "Dad has to go to work now, just like all the people we saw at work this morning. " Can I change it to "...just like all the people we saw work/working this morning."

Hard to say. "At work" probably means "at their workplaces", but I can't tell without seeing the cartoon in its entirety. But if you are right, "working" is better, but "work" is not wrong.

stephenlearnerCan I make similar sentences like the aforesaid sentence:Dad has to work in the garden, just like all the people we saw work/working in their gardens this morning. Dad has to skate, just like all the people we saw skate/skating this morning.

The "-ing" forms are better.