The sentence :
"Rob's making some bold claims that Feifei can't taking seriously."
why do we say Feifei can't taking seriously shouldn't we use "take" there instead of using "taking"
Most Helpful Girl
I would reword it as:
"Rob's making the bold claim that Feifei can't take him seriously."
Speaking English is much easier than writing it, and as someone who teaches it, i can understand the challenges of it.
This sentence is written in the present tense, which means it's happening now. "taking seriously" on it's own doesn't make sense. so i ask myself, who or what am i taking seriously?
i am taking HIM or HER seriously. when i take someone seriously, that means that the words they say are considered important to me and they have my attention.
sorry if i over explained.0
Most Helpful Guy
The sentence is grammatically incorrect.
The natural reading is, "Feifei can't take seriously."
It is correct, but awkward to say, "Feifei can't be taking seriously."0