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Gerunds and infinitives

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Arantzazu González Ozaeta

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Transcript of Gerunds and infinitives

Gerunds
GERUNDS AND INFINITIVES
Infinitives
as the subject of a clause
Cycl
ing
is good for your health
after prepositions
He is
afraid
of
go
ing
by plane.
I am very bad
at
sing
ing.
Students are tired

of

do
ing
their homework.
Sarah is quite excited
about
go
ing
to Ibiza on holidays.
Don't forget to switch off the light
before
go
ing
to bed!
Instead
of
complain
ing
so much, do something!
after certain verbs
admit
allow
appreciate
advise
avoid
can't help
can't stand
consider
delay
deny
dislike
enjoy
encourage
fancy
finish
go
imagine
involve
keep
mention
mind
miss
permit
postpone
practice
reject
resist
risk
stop
suggest
understand
waste
He
admitted
hav
ing
stolen the money

The doctor generally
advises
drink
ing
low-fat milk
Ireland doesn't
allow
smok
ing
in bars
I
appreciate
your help
ing
me
Avoid
talk
ing
to her. She's really upset.
He
can't help
talk
ing
so loudly
I
can't stand
smell
ing
cooking food
She is
considering
mov
ing
to New York
He
delayed
do
ing
his homework
We
enjoy
cycl
ing
He
denied
committ
ing
the crime
She
dislikes
iron
ing
He
encourages
eat
ing
healthy food
I
fancy
stay
ing
at home watching TV
He
finished
do
ing
his
homework
We'll
go
fish
ing
next week
Imagine
all the people liv
ing
life in peace
The job
involves
go
ing
to Japan once a month
She
kept
interrupt
ing
me
She
mentioned
go
ing
to that college
I don't
mind
wait
ing
for you until you finish
She
misses
liv
ing
near the beach
Spain doesn't
permit
smok
ing
in restaurants
He
postponed
go
ing
back
to work
He
practices
sing
ing
the song every day
He
resisted
ask
ing
for help
He
risked
be
ing
caught
Stop
shout
ing!
The government
suggested
stay
ing
at home
I don't
understand
your leav
ing
They
rejected
hir
ing
him
in their company
He
wastes
his time watch
ing
reality
shows
After certain verbs
afford
agree
aim
appear
arrange
attempt
be determined
beg
choose
claim
dare
decide
demand
deserve
expect
fail
happen
help
hesitate
hope
learn
manage
mean
need
offer
plan
prepare
pretend
threaten
used
want
wish
would hate
promise
refuse
seem
stop
tend
would like
would prefer
After certain verbs with objects
advise
allow
ask
beg
cause
enable
encourage
expect
forbid
force
get
help
invite
mean
order
permit
persuade
recommend
remind
teach
tell
want
warn
would hate
would like
would love
would prefer
We
advised

her
to
take a break
Her parents
allowed

her

to
go to the party
She
asked

her boss

to
hire another secretary
He
begs

God

to
be patient with his parents
His findings
caused

him

to
investigate further
They
enabled

him

to
act
He
encouraged

us

to
take part in the competition
I
expect

you

to
finish the report by Friday
They
forbid

people

to
take photographs in that museum
He
forced

him

to
go away
How can parents
get

their children

to
read more?
She
helped

her

to
solve her problems
They
invited

her

to
have dinner with them
It was our secret! I didn't
mean

you

to
tell them!
The judge
ordered

Bill

to
serve five years in prison for the robbery
Permit

me

to
suggest a good restaurant
Nobody could
persuade

her

to
change her mind
Teachers
recommend

students

to
study hard
Remind

Jenny

to
bring her laptop when she comes
My uncle is going to
teach

me
(how)
to
drive this summer
I
told

you

to
be here on time this morning!
Her parents didn't
want

her

to
marry him
Police are
warning

all women in the area

to
take extra care when going out alone
I
would hate

my son

to
smoke
I
would like
everybody

to
enjoy themselves
I
would love
my brother

to
find a job
I
would prefer

you
to
drive, if you don't mind
After certain verbs with an object (without 'TO')
help
let
make
Can you
help

me
find my glasses?
Alice's mum won't
let

her
come with us
They
made

us
work for 12 hours
a day
After certain verbs
The company cannot simply
afford
to
pay overtime
The school
agreed

to
let students leave earlier
The project
aims

to
provide support for young musicians
No one
appeared

to
notice me
They
arranged

to
go swimming the following day
The book
attempts

to
explain the origins of life
I
expect

to
pass my exams
I
was

determined

to
make it as a jazz musician
I
deserve

to
have a break
I
begged

to
be allowed to drive the car
She
demanded

to
know
what was happening
Having analysed the
options, they
chose

to
stay at home
She
claims

to
be a descendent of Picasso
Dare

to
be different!
They
decided

to
go
clubbing
She
failed

to
enter university
The door
happened

to
be unlocked
She
helped
me (
to
) organise the party
Do not
hesitate

to
contact us if you have any questions.
She
hopes

to
win the gold medal
I'm
learning
to
speak Chinese
She always
manages

to
say the wrong thing
I'm sorry. I didn't
mean

to
hurt you!
He
needed

to
have a rest
The kids
offered

to
do the dishes
They have
planned

to
build a new skyscraper
She was
preparing

to
leave
I
pretended
not

to
notice

I
promise

to
help you
She
refused

to
work overtime
They
seem

to
know what they are doing
We
stopped

to
admire the scenery
Women
tend

to
live longer than men
They
threatened

to
kill him
They
used

to
play
chess when they were children
I
want

to
be alone
He
wished
her
to
leave
I
would hate

to
lose the game
I
would like

to
win the lottery
I
would prefer

to
work outdoors
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