A crowd of people had gathered to watch the youth take his final breath and throw stones at him.

Why is that sentence using take and not taking?


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"I watched the sun go down." means I watched the whole event (go down) from beginning to end (whatever that means in the context of the sentence), whereas "I watched the sun going down." means I watched the sun at some point while it was in the act of going down (maybe the whole event, but maybe only a glimpse at any point in the process).

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