Flip or Flipping

victorlarios hn Honduras

When I should to use it? look at those examples: "He couldn´t stop flipping through all the pages"/"He couldn´t stop to flip through all the pages". I have a tiny confusion with the words flipping and flip.

December 06 at 21:49
  • scgrant176 us United States

    You could use either "He couldn't stop to flip through all the pages." or "He couldn't stop flipping through all the pages." The first sentence implies that he is doing something else and doesn't want to interrupt that action to flip through pages. The second sentence implies that he is already flipping through the pages and doesn't want to stop. "I am flipping pancakes." or "I will flip the pancakes."

    December 06 at 22:08
    • victorlarios hn Honduras

      Thanks, very clear explanation.

      December 07 at 00:53