Student or Learner
Not sure about the diffenrences between to be and being. I am unable to figure out why some of the below sentences have to be and being. May I seek help here? THANKS.
* The refugees risked being captured as they tried to escape through mountains.
*She pretended to be sick.
*I resent being treated like a servent.
*She appears to be the most qualified person for the job.
I am afraid that there is not a clear reason; some verbs are followed by a gerund and other by a bare or full infinitive. It is basically a matter of accepting this and trying to remember what comes after different verbs.