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Lesson 8: Infinitive vs. –ing form (1)
Rock-climbing for charity!

Danny Brown is 18 years old and is spending a lot of time alone. Danny loves rock-climbing, and is planning (1) ________ (to climb) a 400-metre high rock face near his home for charity. He is preparing (2) ________ (to do) the climb by getting fit. In fact, every day he likes (3) ________ (to do) a 4 km run and then one hour and a half of stretching. This is very important for his strength and for the unusual movements he does when climbing. He likes (4) ________ (to swim) too, and enjoys (5) ________ (to go) to the local pool at the weekends. Danny hopes (6) ________ (to spend) the winter months getting fit, and then a month in spring practising the climb with older experts. Then, in July, he intends (7) ________ (to do) the climb in front of the spectators. He wants (8) ________ (to do) a sponsored climb and make money for charity. Danny's charity is the British Tourette's Syndrome Foundation. Danny thinks it is important for healthy people (9) ________ (to do) everything possible (10) ________ (to help) the sick.  
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Lesson 8: Infinitive vs. –ing form (2)
1. Would you mind ________ (to show) me how ________ (to work) the lift?

2. Don't forget ________ (to lock) the door before ________ (to go) to bed.

3. You will always regret ________ (to do) a bad action.

4. You can select your drink by ________ (to press) that red button.

5. In my opinion, it's not worth ________ (to pay) all that money for an imitation.
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Lesson 8: Infinitive vs. –ing form (3)
1. He tried ________ (to explain) her his intentions, but she refused ________ (to listen) to him.

2. It wasn't easy for him ________ (to get) in touch with the city mayor.

3. ________ (to fly) is the safest way to travel.

4. We hope ________ (to leave) early tomorrow afternoon.

5. Grandma is very good at ________ (to tell) fairy tales.
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Lesson 8: Infinitive vs. –ing form (4)
1. It is not worth ________ (to worry) about this issue.

2. I don't mind ________ (to do) the washing up.

3. I can't help ________ (to like) Penelope.

4. I can't stand ________ (to get up) so early in the morning.

5. Now that I am an adult, I really miss ________ (to play) tennis with my friends.
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Lesson 8: Infinitive with "to" vs. –ing form (1)
1. I will never forget ________ (to meet) Brad Pitt.

2. We regret ________ (to inform) you that you have not been successful in your application.

3. A: "Do you remember ________ (to see) that film before?"
   B: "Mmmmh… To be honest, I don't!"

4. A: "Cathy, did you remember ________ (to feed) the dog?"
   B: "Yes, I did!"

5. I hate ________ (to tell) you this, but we are not going to the concert tomorrow as planned.
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Lesson 8: Infinitive with "to" vs. –ing form (2)
1. Marina tried ________ awake, but she couldn't.

2. I would like ________ you again next week.

3. You should stop ________ if you want to join the basketball team next semester.

4. Marilena forgot ________ the oven.

5. He stopped ________ a cup of tea: he was so tired.
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Lesson 8: Infinitive with "to", infinitive without "to" and –ing form (1)
1. My nails need ________ (to cut).

2. He advised ________ (to take) warm clothes.

3. He advised us ________ (to buy) the tickets far in advance.

4. They forbid the children ________ (to play) in the garden.

5. They forbid ________ (to fish) in this river.
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Infinitive with "to", infinitive without "to" and –ing form (2)
1. You oughtn't ________ (to be) so impatient.

2. We needn't ________ (to hurry).

3. You'd better ________ (to take) an umbrella.

4. The shop was shut so I didn't manage ________ (to get) any milk.

5. Well done, Irene, with a single remark you've succeeded in ________ (to offend) just about everybody in the room!"
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Infinitive with "to", infinitive without "to" and –ing form (3)
1. The teacher told us  ________at once.

2. I miss ________ in my bed when I am on holiday.

3. They agreed ________ off the meeting.

4. I am looking forward ________ your parents.

5. You must ________ your parents immediately.
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Lesson 8: Grammar review: verbs followed by the infinitive and/or the -ing form.
Decide whether the following statements are true (V) or false (F).
A: 1. Some verbs (i.e. to continue) can be followed by an infinitive or a gerund without causing a change in meaning.
B: 2. Some verbs (i.e. to stop) can be followed by an infinitive or a gerund with a change in meaning.
C: 3. Verbs such as to forget, to remember, to regret, to go on, to stop, to try, etc. can be followed either by a gerund or by an infinitive without a change in their meaning.
D: 4. Infinitives can be used as nouns just as gerunds are used as nouns.
E: 5. The word "to" is included in the infinitive, and is also part of the gerund.
F: 6. The word "to" is a preposition that comes before the gerund as a separate grammatical element.
G: 7. Verbs followed by the –ing form include to make, to let, etc.
H: 8. Verbs ending with a preposition are always followed by an –ing form (i.e. to carry on, to break off, etc.).
I: 9. Verbs followed by "object + –ing form" do not include verbs relating to tenses (i.e. to feel).
J: 10. Some verbs (i.e. to begin, to bother, to continue, etc.) can be followed by either "to + infinitive" or the –ing form, but with a change in their meaning.
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