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    Infinitive or -ing?

    Sometimes we need to decide whether to use a verb in its:

    * -ing form (doing, singing)


    * infinitive form (to do, to sing).

    For example
    , only one of the following sentences is correct. Which one?

    * I dislike working late. (???)
    * I dislike to work late. (???)

    When to use the infinitive

    The infinitive form is used after certain verbs:
    - forget, help, learn, teach, train
    - choose, expect, hope, need, offer, want, would like
    - agree, encourage, pretend, promise, recommend
    - allow, can/can't afford, decide, manage, mean, refuse

    * I forgot to close the window.
    * Mary needs to leave early.
    * Why are they encouraged to learn English?
    * We can't afford to take a long holiday.

    The infinitive form is always used after adjectives, for example:
    - disappointed, glad, happy, pleased, relieved, sad, surprised

    * I was happy to help them.
    * She will be delighted to see you.

    This includes too + adjective:

    * The water was too cold to swim in.
    * Is your coffee too hot to drink?

    The infinitive form is used after adjective + enough:

    * He was strong enough to lift it.
    * She is rich enough to buy two.

    When to use -ing

    The -ing form is used when the word is the subject of a sentence or clause:

    * Swimming is good exercise.
    * Doctors say that smoking is bad for you.

    The -ing form is used after a preposition:

    * I look forward to meeting you.
    * They left without saying "Goodbye."

    The -ing form is used after certain verbs:
    - avoid, dislike, enjoy, finish, give up, mind/not mind, practise

    * I dislike getting up early.
    * Would you mind opening the window?


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