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    Grammar

    In the sentence:

    I stopped smoking.

    What type of word is smoking? Gerund? Thank you.

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    Re: Grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by maimitchell View Post
    In the sentence:

    I stopped smoking.

    What type of word is smoking? Gerund? Thank you.

    It's ing-infinitive!

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    Re: Grammar

    You've got 2 options with the verb "stop"-use it as a gerund or as an infinitive.
    gerund- I stop smoking
    Infinitive-I stop to smoke
    P.S Be careful!These two have different meaning!

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