If you are teaching the traditional 8 parts of speech
(noun, verb, pronoun, adverb, adjective, conjunction, preposition,
and interjection), then I guess that you have no choice but to list
infinitives and gerunds under the category of verbs.
The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar says that:
(1) infinitive = base form of a verb; often proceded by to.
(2) gerund = the -ing form of the verb.
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