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1) She did no more than sleep the whole day. (Or)

She did no more than sleeping the whole day


2) She did nothing but cry. (Or)

She did nothing but crying

which of the sentences are correct in above pairs? What is the difference of meaning in those pairs?

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for the latter:

She did nothing but cry
she was doing nothing but crying

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  • Could you please explain the difference in meaning of your sentences – Ramteja Guthikonda Feb 11 at 14:34
  • @RamtejaGuthikonda Excluding the difference in the tense, the sentence means that She just cried, in other words she did nothing except cry. the two first sentences are also the same meaning, i.e. She just slept the whole day. – lee Feb 11 at 15:31

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