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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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__________ (play) tennis is good exercise.
to lift
That box is too heavy __________ (lift) by yourself.
She talked about __________ (become) a doctor.
He forgave me for __________ (hit) his car.
to play
She used __________ (play) the piano.
I'm tired of __________ (play) that video game.
We are looking forward to __________ (see) you.
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.
I believe in __________ (work) hard.
to go
They decided to __________ (go) to SF.
She dreamed about __________ (go) to New York.
to move
He refused __________ (move) his car.
We talked about __________ (move) to LA.
We had a good time __________ (play) baseball.
to see
I hope __________ (see) you soon.
They enjoy __________ (play) golf.
to bring
They asked me __________ (bring) some chips.
to meet
I told them __________ (meet) us at the station.
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.
He spent three hours __________ (watch) TV.
to play
She didn't allow him __________ (play) football
They had trouble __________ (find) our house.
to do
She reminded him __________ (do) his homework.
to transfer
He plans __________ (transfer) to DVC.
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.
There was a guy __________ (stand) in front of the store.
to review
It is important __________ (review) vocabulary everyday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I saw the man __________ (run) down the street.
to pass
They are studying __________ (pass) the IELTS test.
to see
I am waiting __________ (see) you.
He has a good chance of __________ (be) chosen for the job.