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My dog loves to sleep vs. my dog loves sleep



 
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My dog loves to sleep vs. my dog loves sleep #1 (permalink) Tue May 24, 2011 10:50 am   My dog loves to sleep vs. my dog loves sleep
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #264 "Gerund and Infinitive Practice (3)", question 2

My dog loves ..........

(a) to sleep
(b) sleep
(c) sleeps
(d) slept

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #264 "Gerund and Infinitive Practice (3)", answer 2

My dog loves to sleep.

Correct answer: (a) to sleep

Your answer was: correct
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could it be the possibility: loves + a noun = loves sleep? why not?
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My dog loves to sleep vs. my dog loves sleep #2 (permalink) Tue May 24, 2011 18:52 pm   My dog loves to sleep vs. my dog loves sleep
 

Hi Saneta,

I think using the noun 'sleep' would sound a little odd here although grammatically it is possible. My reason for saying that is there is a feeling that we know what the dog loves if we use the noun. Do We really?

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