GRAMMAR GERUNDS AND INFINITIVES - Senac Upper Intermediate
Gerunds andinfinitives –changes inmeaning
REMEMBER – FORGET– STOPThese verbs can be followedby gerunds or infinitives butwith a change in meaning.
REMEMBERRemember with the gerund refers to aprevious action.‐ I remember meeting you last year. (I metyou before now).
REMEMBERRemember with the infinitive is used forsomething that happens at or after acertain time.‐ Please remember to close the door. (Inthe future please close the door.)
FORGETForget with the gerund is often used withnever for a memorable previous action.‐ Ill never forget going to japan.
FORGETForget with the infinitive meanssomething happens at or after a certaintime.‐ Dont forget to meet me at 5.00.
STOPStop with the gerund means to end anaction. It means to interrupt an activity inorder to do something else.‐ I stopped eating fast food last year.‐ I cant stop loving you.‐ Stop being so annoying!
STOPStop with the infinitive means to interruptan action.‐ I was walking to the subway station, andI stopped to say "hi" to my friends.‐ I was working at home, and I stopped toanswer the phone.
EXERCISESChoose the correct option tocomplete the sentences.
EXERCISE1. Stop _____ mean to your sister!a) being b) to be