Lil Umaña SantamaríaGuest
I teach English as "Free Lance".
I haven't finish my English Degree yet.
I don't know or don't remenber the rules for using gerund or infinitive.
I have one of the Quizz (from UsingEnglish.com), I did it myself, didn't have any trouble, but in order to eplain to my students I need your precious help.
Thanks a lot, in advance.
The gerund, or -ing, form of a verb acts as a noun.
"Writing is easy" "I like his writing"
In the following sentence, the present participle is "reading"; the gerund is "writing".
"I enjoy reading his writing"
If there's a rule, then it's if the word acts as a noun, it's a gerund.
The infinitive is the verb with "to" in front, and also serves as a noun.
"I like to write."
Except in rhetorical use ("To be or not to be...") infiintives usually follow another auxilliary or action verb.