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A. Infinitives as subject: e.g. To sleep a few minutes longer wouldn’t hurt, would it? B. Infinitives as object: e.g. I want to go home now.
Forms A. Perfect Forms: e.g. His mother expected him to have called by now. B. Passive Form: e.g. I am past the age when I expect to be given a birthday party. C. Ellipsis of a full infinitive. e.g. He wanted to make up for the lost money, but his mother didn’t want him to.
Gerund or Infinitive He stopped smoking. He stopped to smoke. He remembered going to the village. He remembered to go to the village.
Compare They forgot answering the letter. They forgot to answer the letter. I like playing tennis. I like to play tennis.
Gerund or Infinitive? Choose the correct alternative. Choose the correct alternative. 1. You can’t stop me…….. What I want. a. doingb. doc. to dod. that I do 2. I must go now. I promised…….. Late. a. not beingb. not to be c. to not be 3. I know I locked the door. I clearly remember ……. It. a. lockingb. lockedc. to have locked 4. She tried to be serious, but she couldn’t help……. a. laughingb. to laughc. laugh a. laughingb. to laughc. laugh
Gerund or Infinitive? 5. I look forward …… you. a. meetb. meetingc. to meeting 6. Paul lives in Berlin now. He likes……. There. a. livingb. to live 7. I had no ……. a place to live. In fact it was surprisingly easy. a. difficulty to findb. difficulty finding 8. He admitted …… the money. a. to stealb. stealing 9. That man has killed two innocent people. He deserves ……....... a. hanging b. to hang
Verbs followed by the Gerund admit keep suggest avoid mind ( object to ) can’t help miss consider escape deny practice delay recall enjoy recommend feel like regret finish resent give up resist