Gerunds and Infinitives: How Do You Choose?



I love grammar. I see grammar as this beautiful container for holding meaning. Without it, our important messages might get lost, and we don’t want that!


We want our words to have an impact.


We want our words to connect us with others and not leave our listeners or readers confused. With that in mind, I want to talk about gerunds today because they are an important component of English grammar.


When you think of gerund, what do you think of? If you enjoy grammar, you might know exactly what I am talking about. Or, maybe the concept is entirely new to you.


Let’s look at some examples and see if you can determine the gerund.


Examples of Gerunds


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She gave up smoking years ago.


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Can you spot them?