Stride vs striding


Why you use “stride” not “striding” in the following sentence? Is it incorrect to say “striding”?

A moment later I saw her stride into the room, proud of her success.


Striding also is possible.Srtiding expresses a process while stride a completion, finished action. Am I right, Alan?

Hi ladies :smiley:

My personal preference would be stride because stride more or less means “enter” in the sentence (“stride into the room”) and that’s a short act rather than a process. :wink:

I’d like striding better if the sentence were “…striding across the room…”


Quite reasonable, Amy. But I know people that can stride into the room very slowly. :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

But if someone’s striding becomes too slow, then it might be best not to call it ‘striding’ anymore. :wink:

Right you are! :lol: :lol: :lol: