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Old May 19, 2009, 12:49 PM
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To + -ing forms

Could someone explain to me when I have to use "to + -ing" form instead of "to + inf".?

I've also seen these two sentences and now I'm not sure which of them is the correct one:

I'm glad to hear from you
I'm glad to hearing from you



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Old May 19, 2009, 01:24 PM
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Could someone explain to me when I have to use "to + -ing" form instead of "to + inf".?

I've also seen these two sentences and now I'm not sure which of them is the correct one:

I'm glad to hear from you
I'm glad to be hearing from you



Thanks
Lo siento, no soy un experto, pero trataré explicarlo bien

I'm (was) glad to hear from you (yesterday/sometime in the past) - (en el preterit o presente)
I'm glad to be hearing from you (at this moment in the present)- (siempre en el presente)
I was glad to be hearing from you incorrecto

Tengo miedo que lo expliqué jeje. No sé las reglas, pero qué escribé ser correcto a mi oreja.

Mi español es raro jeje¿quieres que yo pueda explicar en inglés?
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Could someone explain to me when I have to use "to + -ing" form instead of "to + inf".?

I've also seen these two sentences and now I'm not sure which of them is the correct one:

I'm glad to hear from you
I'm glad to hearing from you



Thanks
El to no se ocupa con el ing. o sea, no toing para ti.

mira:

I'm glad to hear from you.

ing = ando o endo/ o es un infinitivo

considera:

I am eating pizza = estoy comiendo pizza.

Eating pizza everyday is bad for your health. = comer pizza todos los dias es malo para tu salud.

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Lo siento, no soy un experto, pero trataré explicarlo

I'm (was) glad to hear from you just (now/yesterday) - (en el preterit o presente)
I'm glad to be hearing from you (at this moment)- (siempre en el presente)
I was glad to be hearing from you incorrecto

Tengo miedo que lo expliqué jeje. No sé las reglas, pero que escribé ser correcto a mi oreja.
I understand you in this sentence, but there are another ones where "be" is not used but this form is used, too. For instance, I've seen:

"A guide to going abroad"

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I understand you in this sentence, but there are another ones where "be" is not used and is use this form. For instance, I've seen:

"A guide to going abroad"


una guia para salir afuera (al extranjero/del pais)
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El to no se ocupa con el ing. o sea, no toing para ti.

mira:

I'm glad to hear from you.

ing = ando o endo/ o es un infinitivo

considera:

I am eating pizza = estoy comiendo pizza.

Eating pizza everyday is bad for your health. = comer pizza todos los dias es malo para tu salud.

Yes, I know that "to" doesn't go with "-ing". But sometimes I've read it and I'd like to know if it is correct or not (when I've read, I thought the sentences were right)
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una guia para salir afuera (al extranjero/del pais)
Yes, I understand its meaning, but it uses "to + -ing" form: to going.
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Yes, I know that "to" doesn't go with "-ing". But sometimes I've read it and I'd like to know if it is correct or not (when I've read, I thought the sentences were right)
I cannot think of an instance like that, but most likely you are correct...I would need to see it, though.
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I cannot think of an instance like that, but most likely you are correct...I would need to see it, though.
I'll look for some sentence. Thanks.
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I'll look for some sentence. Thanks.
ok and thank you!
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