Uses of Gerunds and Infinitives

Gerunds and infinitives can replace a noun as the object of a verb. Whether we use a gerund or an infinitive depends on the main verb in the sentence.

Example:

I expect to have the report done by Friday. -infinitive

I anticipate having the report done by Friday. -gerund

Gerunds

 verb + -ing

Example: I enjoy swimming every morning.

Infinitives

to + verb

Example: I like to swim every morning.

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