Verbs Followed by Gerunds and Infinitives with different meaning Exercise

Phrases – Verbs Followed by Gerunds and Infinitives with different meaning Exercise PDF

Some verbs take on a different meaning when they are followed by a gerund or an infinitive.

Verbs Followed by Gerunds or Infinitives

Notice the difference in meaning with Gerunds and Infinitive

Verb Gerund Inifinitive
Forget He’ll never forget getting sick medicine on the plane. (To look back into the past and think of a memory) Don’t forget to get medicine for your motion sickness. (To not forget to do something)
Remember Sean remembered bringing his wallet to the store. (To look back into the past and think of a memory) Sean remembered to bring his wallet to the store. (To remember to do something)
Regret I regret telling you the truth. (To look back into the past and is not happy about the situation) We regret to tell you that your job has been eliminated. (To not be happy to give bad news)
Stop I stopped watching TV. (To stop doing something) I stopped to watch the TV. (To stop doing something in order to do something else)
Try They tried moving to Canada. (To attempt something as an experiment) They tried to move to Canada. (To attempt something, but was not successful at it)
Go on Go on reading the text. (to continue with same thing) Go on to read the text. (to change the activity)

Verbs Followed by Gerunds and Infinitives with different meaning Exercise pdf

Directions : Do the sentence have the same meaning or a different meaning?

Sarah forgets setting her alarm clock every night.

Sarah forgets to set her alarm clock every night.

Ans – Different Meaning

Do you remember calling your grandmother?

Remember to call your grandmother.

Ans – Different Meaning

Keshav regrets joining the army.

Keshav regrets to inform you that he is joining the army.

Ans – Different Meaning

I stopped smoking for my health.

I stopped to smoke a cigarette.

Ans – Different Meaning

Try moving your toes.

Try to move your toes.

Ans – Different Meaning

List of Verbs Followed by gerunds and infinitives pdf

Candidates can check the list of verbs followed by gerunds and infinitives by clicking on below link.

List of verbs followed by Gerunds and Infinitives PDF

Verbs Followed by Gerunds and Infinitives with similar meaning

Candidates will be able to read the verbs followed by gerunds and infinitives with similar meaning by clicking on below link.

Phrase: Verbs Followed by Gerunds or Infinitive (Similar Meaning)

Common Verbs Followed by Gerunds and Infinitive

English aspirants can also check all the common verbs followed by gerunds and infinitive by clicking on below link.

Common Verbs Followed by Gerunds and Infinitive


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