pretended to drive / pretended driving

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Reuca
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pretended to drive / pretended driving

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Hello, 
I would like to know if someone can explain to me which sentence would be the right one and why. 

He pretended to drive a truck.
He pretended driving a truck. 

I really dont know when to say "verb + TO verb sth." or "verb + verb (with ING) sth." in a sentence.

Could you please help me? 

Greetings
Reuca




tiorthan
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Re: pretended to drive / pretended driving

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"Pretend" is used with a to-infinitive. Thus:
He pretended to drive a truck.
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Reuca
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Re: pretended to drive / pretended driving

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Thank you!!!  :D

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