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In the 2 sentences below, which one is correct or both of them are correct?

  1. People like reading ghost stories and watch scary films.
  2. People like reading ghost stories and watching scary films.

If both of them are correct, is there any difference between them?

  • With parallel construction like this, the verbs must match. – Davo Jul 3 at 12:36
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As the sentence has a parallel structure, both verbs should match, either using an -ing form or with a to-infinitive, so you could say either:

People like reading ghost stories and watching scary films.

OR

People like to read ghost stories and watch scary films.

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  • Yes, this makes sense. In further, regarding: "People like reading ghost stories and watch scary films", can "like reading ghost stories" and "watch scary films" be the parallel structure? – Mark Zhang Jul 4 at 0:13

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