need. Visiting my uncle was an action of my decision. It started raining.or It started to rain. Use the Gerund when you worry about sth. Using Gerunds or infinitives. Note "like/love/hate..." can be also followed by an infinitive: "I am interested in collecting stamps." Here are some examples: "I started smoking when I was young." (British English or American English) I love to read long novels. Verbs with infinitives and gerunds. Thanks guys. 5. play > playing, cry > crying, bark > barking; For verbs that end in e, remove the e and add ing. This time, I'm glad there's no BrE/AmE divide. (I enjoy getting up early in summer.) The main verb determines which form is used. I enjoy myself at the time of playing. You must log in or register to reply here. The verbs like and hate express (dis)liking if they are followed by a gerund:. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Thanx (I don't like dancing.) I hate dancing, so don't ask me to. One of the difficulties of the English language is to know whether to use a gerund (ex : doing) or an infinitive (ex : to do). It can be a little difficult to know when to use gerunds and infinitives. = I'm afraid of go ing by bike on this road. Frequently, the main verb in a sentence is followed by another verb which is either an infinitive with ‘to’ (ex. Are you sure those were rules you quoted? He agreed (buy) a new car. Generally speaking we can use the following rules: Often we use the infinitive for actions that. 1. Cagey. I'm afraid of hav ing an accident. Registration and use of the trainer are free of charge. I can't imagine working harder. The verbs like, love and hate can be followed by -ing or the infinitive when talking about repeated actions.. I can’t imagine working at home. OK. How do you differ one from the other? Show example. GERUND AND INFINITIVE (VERB + GERUND ( (Imagine, Admit (to), Anticipate,…: GERUND AND INFINITIVE, , , In both cases, when a verb directly follows consider or imagine, you should use the gerund form, not the infinitive: You should consider writing to him more often. Gerunds and Infinitives. The question is easy (answer). But if these verbs are followed by a to-infinitive, they express habitual preference, something that we do not necessarily like or enjoy but consider as useful, right or wise: Ex. The castle being haunted is a stative/passive construction, the boss falling is an active construction. I am considering working abroad. It can be tricky to remember which verbs are followed by the infinitive (the to form) of the verb and which are followed by the gerund (the ing form) of the verb. You can search the forum without needing to register. They happened to be at the theatre when we met them. It's no use convincing him to meet her. They don't allow smoking here. (Note that when an object is introduced an infinitive is used instead of a gerund: He keeps complaining about his girlfriend. Consider and imagine can be followed by either (a) a gerund or (b) a noun phrase or pronoun + to-infinitive but with different meanings:. Verbing (Present Participle) Add ing to most verbs. And, yes, your translation seems fine, but I'm not sure if jumping "at" or "on" would be correct here. Example: They go on (read) the book. Later on in an exercise, however, only the infinitive (in bold) is considered as correct: I never imagined the mountains to be/being so high. Rozróżnienie, kiedy używać form zwanych gerund, a kiedy infinitive, to jeden z trudniejszych aspektów języka angielskiego. The man asked me how (get) to the airport. Put in the verbs in brackets in the Gerund or the to-infinitive. (Note that, like allow, when an object is introduced an infinitive is used instead of a gerund: The government aims to reduce illiteracy rates, They endeavor to provide the best possible service. 4. For me, "imagine + inf" is similar to "consider + inf"/"view + as + gerund": But I don't see why this is not possible. Gerunds versus Infinitives – Know the right use of them in a sentence. It comes after. imagine + Gerund oder + Infinitive? Imagine can be followed by a noun, gerund, or that-clause. (Everybody thinks that he is the best person for the job.) hope to do) or a gerund (ex. Stop + infinitive = zakończyć jedną czynność aby rozpocząć inną, np. Teile dieser Seite funktionieren nur mit aktiviertem JavaScript. " But it's easy enough to fool him to get what you want.". All Rights Reserved. A gerund is a verb in its ing (present participle) form that functions as a noun that names an activity rather than a person or thing. "After playing football I drank an orange juice". "