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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #106205: Gerund or Infinitve
    > Other English exercises on the same topics: Infinitive | -ing [Change theme]
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    Gerund or Infinitve

    Gerund or Infinitive? 

    Verbs that are always followed by a gerund: avoid, delay, enjoy, finish, keep, miss, postpone, risk, need

     (this last, only with a passive  meaning : This room needs redecorating)


    Verbs followed by both a gerund or infinitive: begin, start, continue and all the others that refer to the beginning of an action.

    Verbs that are followed by a gerund or an infinitive (with a change of meaning) are:

    Remember,forget, stop 

    Try, mean, propose.

    Try Is followed by the gerund if  it suggests an unusual idea, an experiment; it is followed by the infinitive when it means to attempt.

    Have you ever tried cooking spaghetti in wine? / I tried to call him.

    Mean is followed by the gerund if it implies a consequence; if it means to have the intention it is followed by the infinitive:

    100,000 pounds! That means spending all our money! / I mean to go now.

    Propose is followed by the gerund if it is a suggestion, if it means to intend is followed by the infinitive.

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    1. From now on, she means all her money on charitable activities which is very generous of her!

    2. To win her heart, he even tried her two dozen roses every day.

    3. Have you ever considered to another continent ?

    4. I tried the door open with a shove but uselessly.

    5. Luke proposed to a theme park.

    6. Are you nuts? Becoming a violinist means for hours on end every day !

    7. Stop nonsense! You're being very silly.

    8. Do you remember the Dubai Mall when we were there last year?

    9. They forgot the open the door of the cabin, I have no key and I must stay outside.

    10. On his way home, Ronald stopped an enormous ice-cream.

    11. Please, remember Mum flowers on Mother's day!

    12. There is peeling wallpaper in this room: it certainly needs .

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