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    gerund or infinitive

    why are some verbs followed by a gerund and others by an infinitive? enjoy, for instance. What is the origin of the grammar?

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    Sadly, it's hard to give reasons why- mostly, it's just habit.

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    Re: gerund or infinitive

    Quote Originally Posted by osil
    why are some verbs followed by a gerund and others by an infinitive? enjoy, for instance. What is the origin of the grammar?
    I have asked the same question many times. There doesn't seem to be a good answer. :?

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