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'to+verb' vs 'to+be+verb-ing'

Google Books has just four legible matches for the continuous verb form... Time for me to be hitting the [hay / sack / road / ...] ...compared to at least dozens of matches for the plain infinitive ...
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'to+verb' vs 'to+be+verb-ing'

With action verbs: I go to school in Miami. [present simple] I'm going to school in Miami. [present progressive as future or present situation] I'd like to go to school in Miami. I'd like to be ...
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What’s the mood of “wish” in I wish sentences?

English has dropped moods in favour of modal verbs or syntactic constructions. So verbs don't have mood, but you can talk about the mood of a clause. The clause "I wish {...}" is indicative; ...
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