Student or Learner
Can I say 'I like to dance hip hop'?
or do I have to say 'I like dancing hip hop' (I believe this is infinitive + gerund, am I right?)...or could both sentences be used?
Last edited by anupumh; 23-Oct-2009 at 21:52.
I would agree with anupumh about both versions being acceptable, but I would query your comment about infinitive + gerund.
Try changing "I" to "she":
She likes to dance ....
She likes dancing ....
Both are possible, but "likes" is not infinitive"
Also, here are a few verbs that can be followed by either a gerund or an infinitive.
There is a change in meaning depending on whether it is followed by a gerund or an infinitive.
Last edited by PROESL; 24-Oct-2009 at 17:48.
Many apologies, I read your posting as meaning that you considered the second entry as "infinitive + gerund", whereas what you meant was that your 2 entries were "verb + infinitive" vs "verb + gerund".
Many thanks to svartnik for the very helpful links.
PS - also enjoyed the animated gif! Reminds me of the great UK comedian Eric Morecambe.