Infinitive or gerund ?

Hello everybody. As a response to a question from one of our visitors, we will talk, in this lesson, about infinitive and gerund, and when we use either infinitive or gerund.

if you don’t have an idea about infinitive and gerund, take a look at this lesson: infinitive & gerund

We use infinitive when it’s preceded by on of these verbs:

  • agree
  • aim
  • appear
  • arrange
  • ask
  • attempt
  • be able
  • beg
  • begin
  • care
  • choose
  • condescend
  • consent
  • continue
  • dare
  • decide
  • deserve
  • detest
  • dislike
  • expect
  • fail
  • forget
  • get
  • happen
  • have
  • hesitate
  • hope
  • hurry
  • intend
  • leap
  • leave
  • like
  • long
  • love
  • mean
  • neglect
  • offer
  • ought
  • plan
  • prefer
  • prepare
  • proceed
  • promise
  • propose
  • refuse
  • remember
  • say
  • shoot
  • start
  • stop
  • strive
  • swear
  • threaten
  • try
  • use
  • wait
  • want
  • wish

There are other verbs, but if you learn this list by heart you will make a great step in your learning of english.

As for the gerund, go to the part 2 of the lesson

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