Când se folosește gerunziul, nu infinitivul

Se folosește gerunziul, nu infinitivul:

  • după prepoziții:

without

INCORECT: Do your work without to speak.

CORECT: Do your work without speaking.

instead of

INCORECT: He went away, instead to wait.

CORECT: He went away, instead of waiting.

  • după cuvinte care, de obicei, se folosesc cu o prepoziție:

capable of

INCORECT: They are quite capable to do that.

CORECT: They are quite capable of doing that.

think of

INCORECT: I often think to go to England.

CORECT: I often think of going to England.

tired of

INCORECT: The customer got tired to wait.

CORECT: The customer got tired of waiting.

insist on

INCORECT: Tom insisted to go to London.

CORECT: Tom insisted on going to London.

used to

INCORECT: She’s used to get up early.

CORECT: She’s used to getting up early.

  • după anumite verbe:

enjoy

INCORECT: I enjoy to play football.

CORECT: I enjoy playing football.