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    Urgent demand

    Urgent demand for the explanation about the usage between gerund and infinitive. Thank you.

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    Re: Urgent demand

    Quote Originally Posted by yoriko520 View Post
    Urgent demand for the explanation about the usage between gerund and infinitive. Thank you.
    That's not how the forum works, yoriko520. Give us some examples of what you mean and do not make urgent demands.

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    Re: Urgent demand

    I'm only responding to this urgent demand because it might help other students.

    Type gerund/infinitive in the Google Custom S(earch)box near the top of the page.You will find links to previous answers to your question.

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    Re: Urgent demand

    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.

    Examples:

    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

    Examples:
    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

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    Re: Urgent demand

    Sorry, the reply above cannot do the spacing without reason. Thank you.

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    Re: Urgent demand

    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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    Re: Urgent demand

    Thank you.

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    Re: Urgent demand

    Quote Originally Posted by yoriko520 View Post
    Thank you.
    Your appreciation is welcome but there is no need to write a new post to say thank you. Simply click on the Like button on any posts you found helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question.
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