Difference Between Gerund and Infinitive

Difference Between Gerund And Infinitive

The words that are formed with verbs ending in -ing but act like nouns are called "Gerunds" and the words that are formed with the word (preposition) to in front of a verb are called infinitives.

Have a look on the difference between Gerund and Infinitive with examples:

Examples of Gerunds

Acting, Fighting, Playing, Working, Speaking, Learning, Thinking, Writing, Singing, Dancing, Sharing etc...

Examples of Infinitives

To listen, To avoid, To convince, To allow, To hire, To talk, To wait, To walk, To rest, To wash etc...

Note: "Gerund" and "infinitive" both of them can be used as the subject and object of a sentence.


To work a lot sometimes becomes really hectic.  (Infinitive as a subject)

Working a lot sometimes becomes really hectic. (Gerund  as a subject)

I like to eat mango.    (Infinitive as an object)

I like eating mango.   (Gerund  as an object)


English Grammar Gerund

Gerund English Grammar

Gerund after prepositions

Special Verbs followed by Gerund in passive sense

Infinitive and Gerund

Infinitive and Gerund - with same meaning

Infinitive and Gerund - with different meaning

Grammar Infinitive

Infinitive with to - English Grammar

Infinitive without to - English Grammar

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