"to do something" and "doing something" as subject


New Member
Recently, I ran into two sentences as follows:

I. It's rather tiring to walk around in the city.
II. It's rather tiring walking around in the city.

I'm not sure if I'm right about the semantic difference between them. Sentence I: The way as I see it is that it may be said by a guy who has already walked around in the city when he gives information to another who is new here and may want to have a tour around the city on foot. Sentence II: This guy is in the middle of walking around in the city, and he finds it tiring.
  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    If someone said it while walking around, they're more likely to say 'walking', I suppose. But either sentence could be said at any time, with the same meaning, just referring to the act generally, not to a specific person's walking.