GERUNDS AND INFINITIVES                   p. 139
Use -ing• After prepositions and phrasal verbs.  I’m tired of getting up early every day.  I’ve just given up smoking.• As...
Common verbs + ing  Enjoy, hate, finish, like,love, mind, practise, spend,       stop, suggest     and phrasal verbs.
Use to infinitive• After and adjective.  The word “comfortable” is difficult to pronunce.• To express a reason or purpose....
Verbs + to infinitive             Afford, agree, decide,              expect, forget, help,            hope, learn, need, ...
Use infinitive without to• After modal verbs:  can, must, may, might, should, etc.• After make and let.  Mr Bean always ma...
• These verbs can be followed by –ing or to:  - begin  - start  - finish  - prefer
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Gerunds and infinitives

  1. 1. GERUNDS AND INFINITIVES p. 139
  2. 2. Use -ing• After prepositions and phrasal verbs. I’m tired of getting up early every day. I’ve just given up smoking.• As the subject of a sentence Eating out can be very expensive.• After some verbs. I can’t stand watching TV these days.
  3. 3. Common verbs + ing Enjoy, hate, finish, like,love, mind, practise, spend, stop, suggest and phrasal verbs.
  4. 4. Use to infinitive• After and adjective. The word “comfortable” is difficult to pronunce.• To express a reason or purpose. I’m saving to buy a new car (NOT FOR TO!!!!)• After some verbs. Try not to make a noise
  5. 5. Verbs + to infinitive Afford, agree, decide, expect, forget, help, hope, learn, need, offer, plan, pretend, promise, refuse, remember, seem, try, want, would like.There are more verbs which take infinitive + tothan those which are followed by ing.
  6. 6. Use infinitive without to• After modal verbs: can, must, may, might, should, etc.• After make and let. Mr Bean always makes me laugh. My mom doesn’t let me go out at night.
  7. 7. • These verbs can be followed by –ing or to: - begin - start - finish - prefer

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