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Use of Participle and Infinitive

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Use of Participle and Infinitive

Post Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:23 pm
Hi Everybody

What is the difference between "ability to raise" and "ability in raising"?

When should we use an infinitive and a participle.

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Sounds s reasonable explanation...

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I would definitely not consider myself a grammarian of any kind but I think this is an issue in idioms:

I have the ability to speak to dogs-ability to do some kind of action
I have ability in communicating with animals-ability in should be followed by a noun

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