Gerund or Infinitive

Topics: Subject, Gerund, Object Pages: 5 (584 words) Published: February 3, 2013
| | | | | | |Verb patterns: different meanings | |[pic] | | | | | | | | | |[pic] | |Sometimes in a sentence, one verb follows another. For example, 'I remember telling her about the bowling'. The first verb is 'remember', the second verb is 'tell'. | |In sentences like this, there are two main patterns. For example: | |(a) I want to buy a diamond ring. | |(b) I remember telling her about the bowling. | |In sentence A, the first verb is followed by an infinitive. | |In sentence B, the first verb is followed by a gerund (-ing) form. | |The verb patterns are dependent upon the first verb. Sometimes, if a verb has two patterns, each pattern can have a different meaning or use. Here are some examples of | |verbs that change meaning with each pattern: | | | | | | | | | | | |...
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