Element FORM/USE: VERBS OF SENSES + OBJECT + INFINITIVE
SuperCat VERBS
SubCat patterns_with to and -ing
Lexical Range N/A
Level C1
Cando Can use some verbs connected with the senses + direct object + infinitive without 'to' emphasising a complete action.
Corrected Learner Example I would like to see it develop without any pollution and without destroying the environment. (Greece; C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; 2003; Greek; Fail)

Nowadays, it is very common in Argentina to hear people talk about the economic depression. (Argentina; C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; 2002; Spanish - Latin American; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example I would like to see it develop without any pollution and without destroing the environment. (Greece; C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; 2003; Greek; Fail)

Nowadays, it is very common in Argentina to hear people talk about the economic depression (Argentina; C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; 2002; Spanish - Latin American; Pass)
Comments Note the subtle difference between the -ing and infinitive forms: e.g. I heard someone screaming and I heard someone scream. The -ing form places the speaker/writer ?inside? the action in a more involved way. The infinitive form places the speaker/writer ?outside? the action.

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