• English grammar
  • 1 English alphabet
  • 2 English pronunciation and phonetics [0/3]
  • 3 English articles [0/9]
  • 4 English pronouns [0/39]
  • 4.1 English personal pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.2 English impersonal pronouns (it, there, ...) [0/4]
  • 4.3 English object pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.4 English possessive pronouns [0/5]
  • 4.5 English reflexive pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.6 English reciprocal pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.7 English demonstrative pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.8 English relative pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.9 English indefinite pronouns [0/5]
  • 4.10 English interrogative pronouns [0/4]
  • 5 English nouns [0/16]
  • 6 English adjectives [0/38]
  • 6.1 Adjectives of quality in English [0/4]
  • 6.2 Demonstrative adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.3 Possessive adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.4 Quantity adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.5 Interrogative adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.6 Numeral adjectives in English [0/8]
  • 6.7 Comparatives and superlatives [0/10]
  • 7 English adverbs [0/18]
  • 8 English prepositions [0/12]
  • 9 English verbs [0/122]
  • 9.1 Present tenses in English [0/29]
  • Fill in the correct present tense in English (Score -/-)
  • Exercise about all present tenses in English (Score -/-)
  • Mixed present tenses exercise in English (Score -/-)
  • Practice all the English present tenses (Score -/-)
  • 9.1.1 Present simple tense in English [0/5]
  • 9.1.2 Present continuous tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.3 Present simple vs present continuous in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.4 Present perfect tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.5 Present perfect continuous tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.6 Difference past simple and present perfect in English [0/4]
  • 9.2 Past tenses in English [0/20]
  • 9.3 Future tenses in English [0/21]
  • 9.4 Auxiliary verbs in English [0/9]
  • 9.5 Present participle in English [0/3]
  • 9.6 Past participle in English [0/3]
  • 9.7 Modal verbs in English [0/11]
  • 9.8 Phrasal verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.9 Regular verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.10 Irregular verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.11 Gerund (-ing form) in English [0/8]
  • 9.12 Infinitive verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.13 Imperative in English [0/2]
  • 9.14 Reported speech in English [0/2]
  • 9.15 Active and passive voice in English [0/2]
  • 10 English conditionals [0/20]
  • Gerunds and infinitives in English

    This chapter will discuss the gerunds that follow an infinitive in English. 

    English verbs followed by gerund (-ing form)

    There are two situations in English in which the infinitive must be followed by a gerund. 

    • When putting together two verbs, the second verb must be in gerund. 
    • Sometimes between the infinitive and the gerund the preposition 'to' must be placed. 

    1) Infinitive followed by gerunds

    Infinitives that must be followed by gerunds Example
    Abhor She abhors making homework. 
    Acknowledge She acknowledges his studying hard for the exams. 
    Admit I admit wasting money. 
    Advise You advise saving money. 
    Allow She allows using laptops in class. 
    Anticipate She anticipates travelling to the United States next month. 
    Avoid She avoids using the elevator. 
    Celebrate She celebrates working at the company for 10 years. 
    Confess He confesses stealing from the company. 
    Consider Mike considers buying a new bike. 
    Defend She defends buying a new bike, because her other bike got stolen.  
    Delay She delays the meeting to next week.  
    Discontinue She discontinued working with him. 
    Discuss They discussed living together. 
    Encourage I encourage travelling the world.
    Enjoy You enjoyed travelling through Asia. 
    Escape We escaped running through the woods. 
    Fancy I fancy walking on the beach.
    Finish We finished making homework and went home. 
    Forgive They forgive running in the classroom. 
    Imagine You imagined living in Spain. 
    Keep They keep learning something everyday. 
    Like They liked going there. 
    Love He loved having her here. 
    Mention We mentioned living in London before. 
    Mind He doesn't mind smoking. 
    Miss She misses spending time with her family. 
    Permit They will permit fishing. 
    Picture He pictures travelling to Asia. 
    Propose They proposed living in Amsterdam. 
    Postpone She postponed living in London for a year. 
    Practice Practice playing soccer every day. 
    Prefer I prefer running for an hour. 
    Recommend They recommended running before dinner. 
    Resist She resisted studying. 
    Resume I resumed speaking when he left the room. 
    Stop He stops smoking immediately. 
    Suggest She suggested helping each other. 
    Support We supported spending time with our grandmother. 
    Understand She understands helping each other. 
    Urge She urges spending time in homework. 

    2) Infinitive and the gerund with the preposition 'to' in between 

    Some infinitives need the preposition 'to' when the gerund follows. 

    Infinitive Example
    Admit to You admitted to saying something mean about her. 
    Be used to I am getting used to waking up at 6 o'clock.
    Commit to She is committed to working hard. 
    Confess to He confessed to being the one that left the door open. 
    Get used to

    I am getting used to waking up at 6 o'clock.

    Look forward to He is looking forward to having you here. 
    Object to She objected to admitting that it was her fault.


    Fill in the gerund vs infinitive in English

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