In this lesson, you will learn how to express ideas using gerunds and infinitives.

Using Gerunds

A gerund is the -ing form of a verb that functions as a noun. We use gerunds to expresses action or state of being. Gerunds can be used as a subject, object of the verb, object of the preposition, or gerund phrase.

Using Infinitives

An infinitive is the word to plus the base form of a verb.  Like a gerund, it focuses on the action or state of a person, place, or thing.  Infinitives can be a noun, adjective, or an adverb. In sentences we can use infinitives as a subject, a direct object, a subject complement, an adjective or an adverb.

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