Infinitive And Gerund With Same Meaning
The verbs that can be followed by an "Infinitive" and "Gerund" with same meaning.
- She began to teach English.
- She began teaching English.
- I can't bear to misbehave like that.
- I can't bear misbehaving like that.
- I can't stand to wait so long.
- I can't stand waiting so long.
- They continued to talk about the discrimination.
- They continued talking about the discrimination.
- I hate to watch movies.
- I hate watching movies.
- He likes to make friends.
- He likes making friends.
- I love to walk alone.
- I love walking alone.
- We prefer to help poor people.
- We prefer helping poor people.
- The opposition Proposed to bring resolution against child labor.
- The opposition Proposed bringing resolution against child labor.
- They have started to spread their business.
- They have started spreading their business.
The verbs that can be followed by an "Infinitive" or a "Gerund". Note that "Infinitive" is used in a little different way.
Subject + verb + Gerund (-ing) + object
Subject + verb + person (as an object) + Infinitive with to
- She advised me to continue study.
- She advised continuing study.
- The teacher allowed me to take some days off.
- The teacher allowed taking some days off.
- The boss encouraged employees to promote the business.
- The boss encouraged promoting the business.
- The administrator doesn't permit people to bring children.
- The administrator doesn't permit bringing children.
Note: When we use "recommend" before "Infinitive", "recommend" is followed by "that" then object comes and then "Infinitive" without to
- The doctor recommended that i exercise.
- The doctor recommended exercising.
English Grammar Gerund
Infinitive and Gerund
Infinitive and Gerund - with different meaning