Infinitive And Gerund With Same Meaning

Infinitive And Gerund With Same Meaning

The verbs that can be followed by an "Infinitive" and "Gerund" with same meaning. 

Begin

Examples:

  • She began to teach English.
  • She began teaching English.

Can't bear

Examples:

  • I can't bear to misbehave like that.
  • I can't bear misbehaving like that.

Can't stand

Examples:

  • I can't stand to wait so long.
  • I can't stand waiting so long.

Continue

Examples:

  • They continued to talk about the discrimination.
  • They continued talking about the discrimination.

Hate

Examples:

  • I hate to watch movies.
  • I hate watching movies.

Like

Examples:

  • He likes to make friends.
  • He likes making friends.

Love

Examples:

  • I love to walk alone.
  • I love walking alone.

Prefer

Examples:

  • We prefer to help poor people.
  • We prefer helping poor people.

Propose

Examples:

  • The opposition Proposed to bring resolution against child labor.
  • The opposition Proposed bringing resolution against child labor. 

Start

Examples:

  • 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.

Gerund

Subject + verb + Gerund (-ing) + object

Infinitive

Subject + verb + person (as an object) + Infinitive with to

Advise

Examples:

  • She advised me to continue study.
  • She advised continuing study.

Allow

Examples:

  • The teacher allowed me to take some days off.
  • The teacher allowed taking some days off.

Encourage

Examples:

  • The boss encouraged employees to promote the business.
  • The boss encouraged promoting the business.

Permit

Examples:

  • 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

Recommend

Examples:

  • The doctor recommended that i exercise.
  • The doctor recommended exercising.

 

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