Unformatted text preview: The infinitive may be used as the subject noun of a verb and may be translated as an English gerund (the -ing form of the verb) or an English infinitive (the to form of the verb): • Cuisiner est un art. ( Cooking is an art.) • Voir c'est croire. (Seeing is believing. ) • Dire la vérité est important. ( To tell the truth is important.) Note that ce is used before être + infinitive. In the following example, the infinitive vouloir follows c'est: • Vouloir c'est pouvoir. (To want to is to be able to.)...
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- Spring '08
- Gerund, unconjugated verb form