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Urgent demand for the explanation about the usage between gerund and infinitive. Thank you.
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Sorry, it is urgent because I am going to have an exam soon. This exam very important so I cannot fail. Within a few days before exam, I am still cannot understand about the usage between gerund and infinitive. Upon the search result on internet, gerund and infinitive both can use as subject, object and complement.
1. Reading helps you learn English. subject of sentence
2. Her favorite hobby is reading. complement of sentence
3. I enjoy reading. object of sentence
1.To learn is important. subject of sentence
2.The most important thing is to learn. complement of sentence
3.He wants to learn. object of sentence
Q: 1) She delayed____ (get) out of bed. (answer: getting).
3) I offered______ (help) (answer: to help)
However, there is no explanation about how to differentiate the question that which to use gerund or infinitive?
Last edited by emsr2d2; 11-Aug-2013 at 14:44. Reason: Sorted out the spacing for the OP
Sorry, the reply above cannot do the spacing without reason. Thank you.
I'm afraid that some verbs are followed by a gerund and others by an infinitive, and this is largely a question of habit rather than something that can be explained by a rule.
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