Când se folosește gerunziul, nu infinitivul
Se folosește gerunziul, nu infinitivul:
INCORECT: Do your work without to speak.
CORECT: Do your work without speaking.
INCORECT: He went away, instead to wait.
CORECT: He went away, instead of waiting.
după cuvinte care, de obicei, se folosesc cu o prepoziție:
INCORECT: They are quite capable to do that.
CORECT: They are quite capable of doing that.
INCORECT: I often think to go to England.
CORECT: I often think of going to England.
INCORECT: The customer got tired to wait.
CORECT: The customer got tired of waiting.
INCORECT: Tom insisted to go to London.
CORECT: Tom insisted on going to London.
INCORECT: She’s used to get up early.
CORECT: She’s used to getting up early.
după anumite verbe:
INCORECT: I enjoy to play football.
CORECT: I enjoy playing football.
INCORECT: Please excuse me to be so late.
CORECT: Please excuse me for being so late.
CORECT: Please excuse my being so late.
INCORECT: Would you mind to open the door?
CORECT: Would you mind opening the door?
INCORECT: You can’t avoid to make mistakes.
CORECT: You can’t avoid making mistakes.
INCORECT: Have you finished to speak?
CORECT: Have you finished speaking?
INCORECT: I don’t remember to have seen him.
CORECT: I don’t remember seeing him.
CORECT: I don’t remember having seen him.
INCORECT: The wind has stopped to blow.
CORECT: The wind has stopped blowing.
după anumite adjective:
INCORECT: He was busy to revise the exams.
CORECT: He was busy revising for the exams.
INCORECT: Is today’s film worth to see?
CORECT: Is today’s film worth seeing?
după anumite expresii:
look forward to
INCORECT: I look forward to see him soon.
CORECT: I look forward to seeing him soon.
there is no harm in
INCORECT: There is no harm to visit her now.
CORECT: There is no harm in visiting her now.
it’s no good
INCORECT: It’s no good to get angry.ro
CORECT: It’s no good getting angry.
have the pleasure of
INCORECT: I had the pleasure to meet him.
CORECT: I had the pleasure of meeting him.
take pleasure in
INCORECT: He takes great pleasure to help others.
CORECT: He takes great pleasure in helping others.
it’s no use
INCORECT: It’s no use to cry like a baby.
CORECT: It’s no use crying like a baby.
have difficulty in
INCORECT: She has no difficulty to do it.
CORECT: She has no difficulty in doing it.