Gerunds vs. infinitives

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Explanation of the different uses of the gerund and the infinitive forms.
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Gerunds vs. infinitives

  1. 1. Presents
  2. 2. Gerunds vs.Infinitives
  3. 3. Gerunds are formed with ING Eg: walking, talking, thinking, listening Infinitives are formed with TOEg: to walk, to talk, to think, to listen
  4. 4. Both gerunds and infinitives can be the subject of a sentence: -Writing in English is difficult. -To write in English is difficult.
  5. 5. Both gerunds and infinitives can be the object of a verb: - I like writing in English. - I like to write in English.
  6. 6. Only gerunds can be the object of a preposition:- We are talking about writing in English.
  7. 7. How do weknow when to use each???
  8. 8. Gerunds are often used when actionsare real, concrete or completed: -I stopped smoking. (The smoking was real and happened until I stopped.)
  9. 9. Infinitives are often used whenactions are unreal, abstract, or future: - I stopped to smoke.(I was doing something else, and I stopped; the smoking had not happened yet.)

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