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    To-infinitive & Gerund

    Dear teachers,

    1. I try to sing.

    2. I try singing.

    I know both of the underlined are objects.

    Are they both correct?

    Are there verbs only followed by gerund or to-infinitive?

    Your guidance is highly appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Re: To-infinitive & Gerund

    Quote Originally Posted by kl004535 View Post
    Dear teachers,
    I know both of the underlined are objects.

    Are they both correct? They are but the meanings differ.

    1. eg. Whenever I'm really nervous, I try to sing. ...but sometimes I just can't sing

    2. eg. Whenever I'm really nervous, I try singing. ...but sometimes singing doesn't make me feel better

    Are there verbs only followed by gerund or to-infinitive? yes, in some circumstances

    For example, the verb 'decide' sometimes takes only the infinitive.
    Sometimes I decide to go very early.
    Sometimes I decide going very early.

    Your guidance is highly appreciated.

    Thanks
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