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    Gerund or not?

    Does someone know with which verbs do you set the gerund?


    Thanks...........


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    Re: Gerund or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa Marie View Post
    Does someone know with which verbs do you set the gerund?


    Thanks...........

    Some verbs take only a gerund as a complement; others take only an infinitive. Another group can take either and the choice can create a difference in meaning that varies from slight/nonexistent to profound.

    There is little to no difference with the verb "like".

    I like to go camping.
    I like going camping.

    The difference is profound with the verb "stop".

    John stopped smoking. (gave up the habit)
    John stopped to smoke. (interrupted an activity to have a cigarette).

    Some verbs are listed here:

    http://www.iei.uiuc.edu/structure/st...gerinfvbs.html

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    Re: Gerund or not?

    Thank you for help

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    Re: Gerund or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa Marie View Post
    Thank you for help
    You're very welcome.

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