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Post time 2011-12-10 20:55:28 |Display all floors
[This post was edited by cvprchen at 2011-12-10 20:57]

1. Who is willing to risk comfort, routine, security, and existing relationships to follow something that to others looks like a mirage?
2. Who is willing to risk comfort, routine, security, and existing relationships following something that to others looks like a mirage?

I want to know which is right?  Thank you in advance!
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Post time 2011-12-15 19:55:19 |Display all floors
They are both 'correct', though slightly different in meaning.
1. is a more general form, that doesn't say anything about WHEN or HOW LONG the 'following' goes on for, relative to the sacrifice. It could occur before, during or after.
2. means the sacrifice occurs during the 'following.'
I'm sorry i don't know the precise grammar terminology for this.

Note the usage here:
http://citywire.co.uk/new-model- ... aulo-coelho/a476605

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Post time 2011-12-16 10:28:54 |Display all floors
第一个应该是更加准确的。

简单地说:Risk something to do
Risk doing

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Post time 2011-12-16 15:06:39 |Display all floors
Actually, I've met  both  kinds of form. Maybe both are grammatically right. Anyway, thank you very much.{:soso_e100:}
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Post time 2011-12-16 15:09:30 |Display all floors
TerraHertz Post time: 2011-12-15 19:55
They are both 'correct', though slightly different in meaning.
1. is a more general form, that doesn ...

Thank you, I took that from the very article.
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Post time 2014-7-4 23:57:10 |Display all floors
Neither is correct, the punctuation is terrible.

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