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1. I saw him swim in the river.
2. I saw him swimming in the river.
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What is the difference between the two sentences? Does #1 mean that I saw all the process of his swimming from beginning to end? Does #2 mean that I saw the person who was swimming at that time, temporarily.

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  1. Both sentences mean the same thing. There's really no difference in meaning.

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