Student or Learner
"The point of the lesson is to compare the two countries."
Could you tell me why the infinitive is used in that sentence and not the gerund?
I've been told to use the gerund for the subject and object in a sentence, but I've seen the infinitive being used in many cases.
Is there a rule to follow relating to this?
Thank you for the help
* Learning is important. normal subject
* To learn is important. abstract subject - less common
* The most important thing is learning. normal complement
* The most important thing is to learn. abstract complement - less common
ENGLISH PAGE - Gerunds and Infinitives Part 1