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    Infinitive or Gerund

    "His run/running makes me proud.
    Which one should I say? Gerund or Infinitive?

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    Re: Infinitive or Gerund

    That is a false choice. As written, "run" is a noun and "running" is a gerund noun. There is no infinitive. Without more context, I cannot choose.

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    Re: Infinitive or Gerund

    Not a teacher.

    As I see it, both are grammatically possible, but what should consequently be used depends on the context.

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    Re: Infinitive or Gerund

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    That is a false choice. As written, "run" is a noun and "running" is a gerund noun. There is no infinitive. Without more context, I cannot choose.
    Quote Originally Posted by Weaver67 View Post
    Not a teacher.

    As I see it, both are grammatically possible, but what should consequently be used depends on the context.
    My friend runs faster than me, I would like to say I'm proud of his talent

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    Re: Infinitive or Gerund

    Quote Originally Posted by Checkmate View Post
    My friend runs faster than me. I would like to say I'm proud of his talent.
    Note my amendments to your punctuation.

    In that context, you could say 'His running makes me proud', but it doesn't sound very natural.

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