When gerund or infinitive changes the meaning?
For example: It started raining = It started to rain. So the verb started has the same meaning with both gerund and infinitive. When using gerund or infinitive changes the meaning: I forgot to call her = I planned to call her, but I forgot to do so.
How do you change a gerund to an infinitive?
Basic Rules for Gerunds and Infinitives
- Gerunds and infinitives can replace a noun in a sentence.
- Gerund = the present participle (-ing) form of the verb, e.g., singing, dancing, running.
- Infinitive = to + the base form of the verb, e.g., to sing, to dance, to run.
Is changing a gerund?
Some verbs have different meanings when they are follwed by a gerund or an infinitive….go on.
|to continue with the same thing||to change the activity|
|Go on reading the text.||Go on to read the text.|
How do you change a gerund?
What are Gerunds?
- Add ing to most verbs. Ex.
- For verbs that end in e, remove the e and add ing.
- For verbs that end in ie, change the ie to y and add ing.
- For a verb whose last syllable is written with a consonant-vowel-consonant and is stressed, double the last letter before adding ing.
What happens when you use infinitive or gerund after a verb?
Furthermore, use of infinitive or gerund after a certain verb may totally change the meaning of a sentence. Some verbs can be followed only by a ‘ to’-infinitive:
What is a gerund verb?
A gerund is a verb in its ing (present participle) form that functions as a noun that names an activity rather than a person or thing. Any action verb can be made into a gerund. Spelling Tip. Verbing (Present Participle) Add ing to most verbs. Ex. play > playing, cry > crying, bark > barking; For verbs that end in e, remove the e and add ing.
What is an infinitive verb?
An infinitive is a verb form that acts as other parts of speech in a sentence. It is formed with to + base form of the verb. Ex: to buy, to work. Infinitives can be used as:
Can a verb have both a change in meaning and form?
Some verbs which can take both forms have a change in meaning depending on whether the verb is followed by the gerund or the infinitive. Here is an explanation of these verbs with examples to help provide context. Use forget to do to indicate that someone did not do something: