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05:52 Apr 21, 2005
English to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / children's literature
English term or phrase:progressive infinitive
When she walked, a shimmer seemed to fall about her feet, and she appeared not to be really walking but moving like a breath of wind over the field.
Dear native English speakers!
Please advise if it's OK to use Progressive ('not to be really walking') and not a simple infinitive here. I'm not really sure in this respect, since she is not walking at the moment, but she always walks like that. Nevertheless, it seems to me that 'be walking' sounds somewhat better that 'to walk'. But maybe I'm wrong here? Please give your suggestions.