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Why it is not "going" instead of "to go"



 
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Why it is not "going" instead of "to go" #1 (permalink) Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:31 am   Why it is not "going" instead of "to go"
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #46 "Elementary English Grammar", question 1

She likes ......... running.

(a) go
(b) to go
(c) gone
(d) goes

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #46 "Elementary English Grammar", answer 1

She likes to go running.

Correct answer: (b) to go
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why it is not "going" instead of "to go"?

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Why it is not "going" instead of "to go" #2 (permalink) Mon Jun 26, 2006 13:51 pm   Why it is not "going" instead of "to go"
 

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Either is OK, Jerry:

She likes to go running.
She likes going running
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That is why going is not one of the answer options to this question. Often, however, the native speaker will choose the form that does not include a duplicated -ing form-- it sometimes sounds a little awkward, like:

I'm enjoying going shopping every day during my visit here.

The grammar is fine, but there are too many -ings for comfort!
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Why it is not "going" instead of "to go" #3 (permalink) Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:46 am   Why it is not "going" instead of "to go"
 

Like is followed by to infinitive. Subject + like + to infinitive + ing form. Is it correct?

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