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Exercise on Infinitive Constructions

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Infinitive Constructions After a schooltrip to London, the pupils tell their parents what they have seen and done. We also participate in other affiliate advertising programs for products and services we believe in. Watching — gerund, object of the preposition by 4. They look the same, but gerunds are actually verb forms used as nouns. Plucking — gerund; subject of the verb is 8.

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Test English

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. Infinitive of purpose We can also use the same structure after an infinitive of purpose. As object of a preposition I am tired of waiting. Fighting — participle, qualifying the noun motorcyclist. All three sentences sound like normal, everyday English.

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Adjectives with Prepositions followed by Gerunds

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Some verbs require a gerund and some will require an infinitive. Verb + for someone + to + infinitive arrange, ask, plan, wait We say arrange, ask, plan or wait + for someone + to + infinitive. Playing — gerund, complement of the noun whole day 11. Becoming a millionaire is a dream of many young people today. Verb + object + infinitive without to let, make, help We can use the verbs let, make, and help followed by object + infinitive without to.

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Übung zum Infinitiv oder Gerundium

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Complete the sentences using infinitive constructions. Rule 4: Only infinitives are used after certain verbs followed by nouns or pronouns referring to a person. See table with examples below want, need, would like, would hate, would prefer We can also use want, need, would like, would hate, would prefer + object + to + infinitive. These are all examples of gerunds. Using gerunds here would be incorrect. Thankfully, it should be easy to remember! Mary only stopped to get gas.

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Exercise on Infinitive Constructions

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Singing to herself is her chief delight. I only have to collect my money and go. For example: This dress is too big to wear. Sometimes you have to choose between the two, because using one may be completely wrong. Nouns We can use certain nouns such as advantage, disadvantage, demand, disaster, idea, mistake, etc.

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Gerunds and Infinitives

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Participles are usually used to qualify nouns. We were stopped from entering the compound. Maybe you are learning to draw. This car is too expensive to buy. We spent the whole day playing cards.

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Test English

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A preposition that follows a verb: She is thinking about trying martial arts. This rule is useful enough to understand the usage of infinitives! A participle is a word which is partly a verb and partly and adjective. Gerunds and infinitives may be confusing, but they make your English speech more varied and colorful. Adjectives We can use certain adjectives + for someone + to + infinitive. So how do you know when to use an infinitive and when to use a gerund? The first sentence is given as an example. I have an interest in becoming a painter. With practice, you will be able to remember which one is which.

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Adjectives with Prepositions followed by Gerunds

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Jumping — participle, qualifying the noun thief 9. We saw a clown standing on his head. Singing — gerund, subject of the verb is Notes Both present participles and gerunds end in —ing. Our five simple rules are sure to help! If you want to make that object into a subject see Rule 1 , a gerund should be used: Graduating from university is not easy. It is necessary to speak English. The objects nouns and pronouns are underlined. But we use hear, listen, notice, see, watch + object + -ing to to talk about an action in progress; and action that is longer, and incomplete.

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