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I was told that "it is no use" is followed by a gerund, not an infinitive in current English. What about the "it is of no use"? Does it pattern in the same way?
Consider the following:
It is no use ...
Is there any difference in meaning or nuances in the two sentences below?
It feels good to be needed.
It feels good being needed.
I think that it acts as a placeholder, to be needed and being needed ...
Somewhere in a book,I saw this line - "I saw him go" which I find stilted because I feel notion for line "I saw him going".
On little dwelling,I found that this is case of incomplete predication and ...
What is difference between "get introduced" and "getting introduced"?
Is "getting introduced" some form of perfect participle?
When first getting introduced, make sure to make direct eye contact.....
There are three things but they are all related to each other.
1)-Is every verb allowed to use as a gerund or infinitive? If a verb has the first form and participle form, it means it can be used as ...
I learnt that after a preposition, the rule is that the gerund form of the verb is used (instead of the infinitive form), as in "Thank you for coming".
In this sentence:
They joined forces to fight ...
I'm puzzled, really.
In the following example, how come the word ending in the -ing form is a verb.
-- I don't like dancing.
I know that 'like' here is a linking verb and can't be let alone without ...