Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. Newbie
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Italian
      • Home Country:
      • Italy
      • Current Location:
      • Italy

    • Join Date: Jan 2017
    • Posts: 1
    #1

    Exclamation Gerunds and Infinitives

    I'm dealing right know with a huge doubt about the use of Gerunds and Infinitives verbs.
    I understand there are verbs that go with one or the other but I did not find any others rule except Geunds -> like/dislike Infintives-> future events.
    Somebody can help me or I have to memorize every single verbs?
    Thanks in Advance

  2. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 62,814
    #2

    Re: Gerunds and Infinitives

    It sounds daunting, but it falls into place over time and with exposure. Also, using the wrong form rarely causes a misunderstanding.

  3. Skrej's Avatar
    Key Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: May 2015
    • Posts: 2,885
    #3

    Re: Gerunds and Infinitives

    It's lengthy, but I find this page very helpful. It also has copious exercises to practice. Note that 'like' can take the gerund or infinitive with nearly the same meaning.

    While those pages do explain the rules in depth, unfortunately the only way to know which verbs take which verbal is to memorize.

    However, you'll find that certain verbs are used more often, so you'll want to focus on memorizing those combinations first. Don't feel like you need to memorize every single combination right away.
    Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms!

Similar Threads

  1. to-infinitives / gerunds
    By tzfujimino in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-Aug-2012, 11:47
  2. Gerunds and infinitives
    By durianlover in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 15-Dec-2011, 11:42
  3. Gerunds and Infinitives
    By amysmith1612 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-Apr-2008, 16:04
  4. Gerunds and infinitives
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 26-Apr-2007, 10:50
  5. gerunds and infinitives
    By daisy1352 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 22-Oct-2006, 19:32

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •