Presentation on theme: "gerund or infinitive Use the gerund (verb+ ing): after prepositions"— Presentation transcript:
1 gerund or infinitive Use the gerund (verb+ ing): after prepositions after certain verbs (e.g. like, love, hate, etc.)as the subject of a sentenceWhat are you thinking of doing next summer?Ironing is one job I hate doing.Use to + infinitives:after adjectivesafter certain verbs (e.g. need, want, decide, etc.)to express purpose/reasonDo you find it difficult to fall asleep?Do you want to go out tonight?I’m studying English to get a better job.
2 Common verbs that take the gerund (ing form): Like, love, hate, enjoy, mind, finish, stopCommon verbs that take the to + inifinitive:would like, want, need, decide, hope, expect, plan, forget, seem, try, promise, offer, refuse, learn, manage
3 verbs that take both the gerund and the infinitive rememberforgetstopregrettryI remember playing with my dog when I was a boy.She remembered to call before leaving the office.I’ll never forget meeting her for the first time.He forgot to bring his book to class.She stopped smoking.She stopped to smoke.I regret quitting my job.I regret to tell you that you haven’t passed the test.Try taking some aspirin, that should help.I tried to talk to him about it, but her refused to understand.