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What is the Difference in the Use of the Underlined Verb in the Two Sentences? - English - Language and Literature

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Verb+ ing and Infinitives
1. I saw her cross the road.
2. I saw her crossing the road.
What is the difference in the use of the underlined verb in the two sentences?

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Solution

‘Cross’ in the first sentence means that the action of crossing the road is not yet complete. ‘Crossing’ in the second sentence means that the action is just nearing its completion (being in the process of ).

 

Concept: Grammar
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CBSE Class 10 English Course Communicative Work Book (Interact in English)
Chapter 4 Non - Finites - Infinitives And Participles (Integrated Grammar practice 2)
Exercise D | Q 1 | Page 66
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