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Hi to all!
I have recently received a task where I should write sentences using gerund. I also got a solution to this one that was as follows: I am sorry to inform you that you did not get the job. However, I canīt see gerund here. Am I missing something? Is there a difference between these two sentences: 1. She couldnīt help showing her feelings. 2. She couldnīt help but show her feelings?

28 Apr 2022      

United States

Hi, again, Darija.
You are right that the given sentence doesnīt contain a gerund.
The difference between your two sentences is that 1 contains the gerund "showing", while 2 contains the bare infinitive "show". The meanings of the two sentences are the same.

28 Apr 2022     


Okay,thanks again Bruce!

28 Apr 2022