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    Usage of "Gerund" and "Infinitive" sentences

    I have two queries to ask.

    1. Is the following passive voice of Infinitive sentence correct?

    # To get selected seems impossible.


    2. Can we use "Gerund" sentences and "Infinitive" sentences same as below:

    # Writing makes a man perfect.
    and
    # To write makes a man perfect.

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    Re: Usage of "Gerund" and "Infinitive" sentences

    Although you didn't ask about it, there is also a gerund form of your first sentence: "Getting selected seems impossible.

    All four sentences are grammatical but the infinitive forms seem less natural to me. I would use the gerund form in both cases.

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    Re: Usage of "Gerund" and "Infinitive" sentences

    Thank you Mike

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    Re: Usage of "Gerund" and "Infinitive" sentences

    shahjehansoomro, there is no need to write a new post to say Thank you. Simply click the Thank button on any posts you find 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.

    It saves everybody's time.

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    Re: Usage of "Gerund" and "Infinitive" sentences

    I have more two queries to ask.

    1. Can we use following sentences as the same according to English Grammar rules and meaning?

    # You have me laughing.
    and

    # you make me laugh.

    2. If we use subject as "He" in following sentence instead of "They" then we will use "has" or "have" with it.

    # They have you fighting.
    # He has you fighting.

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    Re: Usage of "Gerund" and "Infinitive" sentences

    I've already answered this in your other thread. Please don't post questions twice.

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    Re: Usage of "Gerund" and "Infinitive" sentences

    I have tried to find contact us option in website but there is not such option.
    I posted query yesterday and got reply by VIP member I have been satisfied by his good English approach and knowledge.
    I want to know from you that is it possible that my queries are answered by him only in the future, if yes then how please let me know.

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    Re: Usage of "Gerund" and "Infinitive" sentences

    Yes but little bit not satisfied by this answer.
    They have you fighting , I have taken this sentence from English grammar book. It is kind of causative sentence.

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    Re: Usage of "Gerund" and "Infinitive" sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by shahjehansoomro View Post
    I want to know from you that is it possible that my queries are answered by him only in the future, if yes then how please let me know.
    No, it's not possible on this site to have your questions only answered by your preferred teacher. It doesn't work that way.

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