dancing acrobatically

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dancing acrobatically

Post by azz » Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:18 am

a. Dancing acrobatically is something I enjoy very much.
b. I enjoy dancing acrobatically very much.


I think (b) means that I like to dance acrobatically. I like to do that. (a) could have that meaning, but could it mean that I enjoy watching acrobatic dances?


Many thanks.
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:31 am

No. If that was what you meant, you would have to write something like "I very much enjoy [watching] acrobatic dancing", where the phrase "acrobatic dancing" refers unambiguously to the phenomenon of the dance rather than to performing it.

Note that my version requires the inclusion of "watching" to make it totally unambiguous.
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