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Gerunds and Infinitives

Some verbs are followed by the infinitive and some by the gerund.

Verb  + Infinitive

Verb + Gerund

Agree

Want

Decide

Enjoy

Finish

Forget

Would love

Expect

Give up

Miss

Help

Would like

Hope

Stop

Spend time

Intend

Refuse

Learn

Don’t mind

Practise

Need

Try

Plan

 

 


Both: Gerund and Infinitive

start, like, love, prefer, hate, can´t stand


NOTE: After Adjectives we use the Infinitive.
            After Prepositions
we use the Gerund.

Example,

VERB + INFINITIVE              or               VERB + GERUND
I forgot to do my homework                          I stopped running last month

Exercise 1.
Instructions. Choose the correct answer

1. Mary wants abroad (to go / going)

2. She decided British Columbia (to visit / visiting)

3. However, she hates in big cities (to live / living)

4. Finally, she´s planning to Victoria (to go / going)

5. Her mother would like to Canada (to go / going)


Exercise 2.
Instructions. Complete the sentences using the verb in brackets in Gerund or Infinitive.

  1. I hope you again soon. (see)
  2. We enjoy .(dance)
  3. He dreamt about an astronaut. (be)
  4. I'd love another holiday in Spain. (spend)
  5. I´m interested in . (learn)
  6. We decidedhere (park)
  7. They practised the guitar. (play)
  8. I told him .(shut up)
  9. It was eas for her exams. (study)
  10. There is no reason for . (cry)
Exercise 3.
Instructions.
Decide which form follows each verb.
1. finish   (gerund /infinitive/both)

2. start  (gerund /infinitive/both)

3. want  (gerund /infinitive/both)

4. enjoy  (gerund /infinitive/both)

5. hope  (gerund /infinitive/both)

6. need  (gerund /infinitive/both)

7. expect   (gerund /infinitive/both)

8. would like (or would love)   (gerund /infinitive/both)

9. give up  (gerund /infinitive/both)

10. spend time   (gerund /infinitive/both)





 

       


 

 

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