Followed by Gerunds or Infinitives
April 8, 1999
Last week, we saw some verbs that
are always followed
by gerunds (nouns made from verbs). There are some verbs, however, that
take either a gerund or an infinitive verb (E.g.: "to
of verbs followed by gerunds or infinitive verbs
I hate asking you for money. I
hate to ask you for money.
I dislike hearing about
problems with money. I dislike to hear about problems
I continue going to the movies
every week. I continue to go to the movies every week.
Tonight, it will begin to rain. Tonight,
it will begin raining.
Write a short paragraph (or some sentences) about a
serious problem in your community. Use three or four of the example
verbs in your writing. Write a topic sentence, indent five spaces, and
please double space your writing. Teacher
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