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Progressive Infinitive

The ordinary infinitive is the simplest form of the verb. Examples are: (to) work, (to) know, (to) earn, (to) break, (to) write. Note that that to is not really a part of the infinitive. In fact, infinitives can be...

Perfect Infinitives

Perfect infinitives can have the same meaning as perfect tenses or past tenses. It is nice to have heard from her. (= It is nice that I have heard from her.) I’m glad to have won. (= I...

Infinitives

Infinitives are forms like (to) write and (to) read. Infinitives are generally used with the marker to. Note that this to is not a preposition; after the preposition to we use –ing forms. I would like to meet the manager. Is there anything to eat? The main...

Ing Form vs. Infinitive

A gerund is a verb + ing. It is used as a noun. India has started producing atomic power. She likes playing tennis. Do you enjoy swimming? I could not help hearing their conversation. Alice hates having dinner so late. I like working in my garden....

Infinitive

Infinitives are forms like (to) write and (to) read. Infinitives are generally used with the marker to. Note that this to is not a preposition; after the preposition to we use –ing forms. I...