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FCE 2 Unit Ger-Inf

Gerunds and infinitives

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A The gerund is used in the following cases: 1 as the subject/object/complement of a clause or sentence. 2 after prepositions. 3 after certain verbs.
The gerund is used as Subject: Reading in the car makes me feel sick.
The gerund is used as Object: I find shopping for clothes really boring.
The gerund is used as Complement: My favourite sport is swimming.
The gerund is used after prepositions. I'm not very good at making things.
The gerund is used after certain verbs. Peter suggested going for a picnic.
B The infinitive with to is used: 1 to express purpose. 2 after many adjectives 3 after certain verbs.
The infinitive with to is used: 1 to express purpose. eg?? I'm learning English to help me get a better job.
The infinitive with to is used: 2 after many adjectives, eg ...... surprised, delighted, disappointed, easy, happy, important, lucky, necessary, normal, possible, surprised. I was surprised to hear she had failed the exam.
The infinitive with to is used: 3 after certain verbs. 3 after certain verbs. He offered to give her a lift, but she decided to go by train instead.
Created by: stchristos