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    Default "gerund" or "invinitive"

    Dear all,

    I have a big problem with usage of "gerund" and "invinitive". I don't understand when I have to use them

    I've made some exercises but I don't know if they are correct. Unfortunetely there isn't any key. Would you please correct it for me and give me some explanations?

    Thanks a lot in advance.


    a.) I canít imagine living in New York.

    b.) He didnít want to risk driving in icy roads.

    c.) She practised speaking English with the help of a cassette recorder.

    d.) Would you like to go to the cinema with me?

    e.) He has never regretted buying a word processor.

    f.) Have you finished writing those letters yet?

    g.) They suggested to go to the cinema tomorrow.

    h.) If you want to improve, you canít avoid learning new words.

    i.) Please remember to call your mother.

    j.) Stop to be so noisy! Iíve got a headache.

    k.) When she moved away from Hamburg, she missed sailing on the Alster every weekend.

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    Default Re: "gerund" or "invinitive"

    Good job! Two of them need work, though. Hint: I suggest you stop and look. <smile>

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    Default Re: "gerund" or "invinitive"

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Good job! Two of them need work, though. Hint: I suggest you stop and look. <smile>
    Thanks for your hint. Do you mean these sentences?

    1.) They suggested going to the cinema tomorrow.
    2.) Stop being so noisy! Iíve got a headache.

    If so, would you please explain to me, why I have to use the invinitive in the first sentence, and the gerund in the second one? Where is the difference?

    1.) Would you like to go to the cinema with me?
    2.) They suggested going to the cinema tomorrow.


    Thanks a lot,
    Dany

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    Default Re: "gerund" or "invinitive"

    You're welcome.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dany
    Do you mean these sentences?
    1.) They suggested going to the cinema tomorrow.
    2.) Stop being so noisy! Iíve got a headache.


    They are correct.

    . . . would you please explain to me, why I have to use the invinitive in the first sentence, and the gerund in the second one? Where is the difference?

    1.) Would you like to go to the cinema with me?
    2.) They suggested going to the cinema tomorrow.
    Have you seen this list? http://cctc.commnet.edu/grammar/verblist.htm

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