[Grammar] leaked information began circulating

Oceanlike

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(A): Several days later, the leaked information began to circulate on the Internet.

(B) Several days later, the leaked information began circulating on the Internet.

In (A), 'began to circulate':
- 'began' is the verb?
- 'to circulate' is ?

In (B), 'began circulating':
- 'circulating' is?

I am learning parts of speech.
Thank you for teaching me. :-D
 

andrewg927

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This goes a little bit into technical English grammar.

Here, (A) "began" is a verb and "to circulate" is an infinitive. (B) circulating is a gerund.

I know the terms but I am not an English teacher. You could wait for someone else with more knowledge about infinitives and gerunds to chime in or you could google the terms. There are a lot of resources out there.
 

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I wonder if there is any difference between the two sentences, written in (v + infintive) or (v + gerund). It seems both are grammatically correct. Are they?

Thank you!
 
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