I’m bringing back more gerund and infinitive work, and with that will be a lot of exercises to discover yourself: personality, romance, ideal jobs, advice, etc. Enjoy the exercise down below!
- When I go shopping, I don’t buy anything.
- I love giving presents.
- Understanding other people’s opinions isn’t easy.
- I find it easy to talk about how I feel.
- I learn by watching.
- Nobody wanted to make the decision.
7. A: Why did you shout at the waitress?
B: To tell her that our food is cold.
We use the gerund:
- with go to talk about physical activities.
- as the subject of a sentence.
- after verbs of liking or disliking
- after prepositions
We use the infinitive:
- after certain verbs like want.
- immediately after adjectives.
- to explain why somebody does something.
Exercise – complete the texts with the gerund or infinitive form of the verbs with to.
You’re warm and caring and you think it’s easy _______________(make) friends. You do many things ______________(make) your friends’ lives better. But ____________(be) helpful can sometimes get you into trouble because you want _________(know) what problems people are having.
You never want ______________ (argue) about anything. You’re calm and open-minded. You enjoy ____________(listen) to other people and you think it’s important ____________(hear) different opinions. But __________________(do) what other people want all the time can be tiring.