Verbs Gerunds Infinitives(1)

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Gerunds and Infinitives Soccer is fun. (soccer is a noun, the subject of this sentence) Bowling is fun. (bowling is a gerund, which functions as a noun) Gerunds can be an object (a noun that receives the action). I like soccer. (I is the subject. Like is the verb. Soccer is the noun that receives the action – the object.) I like running . I enjoy chocolate. I enjoy swimming . Infinitives (to and the simple form of a verb) can also be an object (a noun that receives the action). I want to dance . The first verb in a sentence determines which form must come next, a gerund or an infinitive. Certain verbs are followed by gerunds but not by infinitives. A list can be found at
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Unformatted text preview: http://www.englishpage.com/gerunds/gerund_list.htm . Other verbs are followed by infinitives but not gerunds. A list can be found at http://www.englishpage.com/gerunds/infinitive_list.htm . And some verbs can be followed by either a gerund or infinitive and the meaning is the same. (The previous lists include notes about these.) I like running. I like to run. Some verbs that can be followed by either a gerund or infinitive, but the meaning differs. Study the lists of verbs and phrases to know which must be followed by gerunds, which must be followed by infinitives, and which can be followed by either....
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This document was uploaded on 11/02/2011 for the course ENGLISH EL 102 at Montgomery.

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