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Re: Admit having / admit

Posted by ESC on August 13, 2003

In Reply to: Admit having / admit posted by takeda nobuhiro on August 13, 2003

: I am teaching English in Japan.
: A thing I do not understand is:

: What is the difference between the two sentences
:
: (A) I admitted playing tennis with her.

: (B) I admitted having played tennis with her.

: Both A and B mean "In the past I played tennis with her"

: Does (A) always mean "Sometime in the past a
: I played tennis with her."?

: Does (B) always mean "Continusly I have been playing tennis with her."?

: Thanks in advance.

My opinion is that the sentences mean the same thing. (I admitted that I played tennis with her.) I don't see an element of "continuously" in either. But please wait for comments from others who have a stronger grasp on sentence structure.