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?


"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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