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when to use to-V and V-ing? my head is about explode because of very many case of using it. I learned it on the internet and found a big bunch of how to use it. example: - use to-V when follow these verbs: forget, help, learn, teach, train, choose, expect, hope, need, offer, want, would like, agree, encourage, pretend, promise, allow, can/can't afford, decide, manage, mean, refuse. - use V-ing when follow these verbs: void, dislike, enjoy, finish, give up, mind/not mind, practise. how can I remember all of it easily?
Jan 13, 2016 1:53 AM
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The answer, sadly, is to practice, practice, practice. Here is a great page with loads of exercises: http://www.englishpage.com/gerunds/index.htm From your question, I don't think you have fully understood the grammar here. It is NOT true that these words are ALWAYS V-ING or TO-V, it depends on the type of sentences that they are in and the role that they play. I hope that the link I shared will help you to learn more! As a general tip: if you are unsure, always choose V-ING, it is much more common in every day use that TO-V (although you will learn there are many cases that you must use "to"). Good luck, Tom
January 13, 2016
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