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L3: Gerunds/Infinitives

Basic rules: 1. We usually use gerunds (ing) when we are looking back on an action. 2. We usually use infinitives (to + verb) when we are looking toward the future. 3. We usually use the gerund as the subject. Ex. Working is fun. 4. We usually use gerunds after prepositions (Ex. talked about doing, scared of doing) 5. We usually use infinitives after adjectives (Ex. happy to, sad to) 6. We use infinitive after 'too' and 'enough.' (Ex too hard to finish)
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playing
__________ (play) tennis is good exercise.
to lift
That box is too heavy __________ (lift) by yourself.
becoming
She talked about __________ (become) a doctor.
hitting
He forgave me for __________ (hit) his car.
to play
She used __________ (play) the piano.
playing
I'm tired of __________ (play) that video game.
seeing
We are looking forward to __________ (see) you.
cheating
They stopped him from __________ (cheat) on the test.
not trying
She blamed me for __________ (not + try) hard enough.
to find
It is impossible __________ (find) a parking place there.
to see
They were surprised __________ (see) me.
working
I believe in __________ (work) hard.
to go
They decided __________ (go) to SF.
going
She dreamed about __________ (go) to New York.
to move
He refused __________ (move) his car.
moving
We talked about __________ (move) to LA.
playing
We had a good time __________ (play) baseball.
to see
I hope __________ (see) you soon.
playing
They enjoy __________ (play) golf.
to bring
They asked me __________ (bring) some chips.
to meet
I told them __________ (meet) us at the station.
living
She is used to __________ (live) in the U.S. now.
to take
He promised __________ (take) me to the airport.
to get
They ordered him __________ (get) out of the car.
watching
He spent three hours __________ (watch) TV.
to play
She didn't allow him __________ (play) football
finding
They had trouble __________ (find) our house.
to do
She reminded him __________ (do) his homework.
to transfer
He plans __________ (transfer) to DVC.
studying
He is interested in __________ (study) at UCLA.
not to miss
They warned him __________ (not + miss) class.
to take
She offered __________ (take) me to the airport.
to be
The soccer player pretended __________ (be) hurt.
to be
They seem __________ (be) in a good mood.
standing
There was a guy __________ (stand) in front of the store.
to review
It is important __________ (review) vocabulary everyday.
opening
Would you mind __________ (open) the window?
to get up
It is hard for me __________ (get) up in the morning.
to let
I begged her __________ (let) me go to the party.
to climb
We managed __________ (climb) up the hill.
helping
He thanked me for __________ (help) him with his homework
to know
I think he deserves __________ (know) the truth.
to tell
They threatened __________ (tell) the police.
listening.
They practiced __________ (listen) to the dialogue.
to learn
He came here __________ (learn) English.
to get
She went to the store __________ (get) some milk.
to hear
I was sorry __________ (hear) that your grandfather passed away.
being
I would appreciate __________ (be) told about the plans.
to help
We are happy __________ (help) you.
to find
I was lucky __________ (find) a parking spot.
to drive
We don't have enough gas __________ (drive) to Lake Tahoe.
to drink
I am not old enough __________ (drink) alcohol.
running
I saw the man __________ (run) down the street.
to pass
They are studying __________ (pass) the IELTS test.
to see
I am waiting __________ (see) you.
being
He has a good chance of __________ (be) chosen for the job.
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