Gerunds, Participles and Infinitives

posted Dec 8, 2015, 11:09 AM by Unknown user
Today, Group 1 worked on Successmaker and Group 2 worked on Grammar. Wednesday, Group 2 will work on Successmaker and Group two will complete the Grammar lessons on page 84-85.

Gerunds and Infinitives

General Rules
Infinitives include a verb along with the word "to": 
Examples: to be, to run, to dance, to sing, to sleep

Gerunds compliment verbs in a sentence and always end in 'ing'.
Examples: he was singing, she is sleeping, they are going away, I am doing homework

Participles are verbs that have an ending - either ed, s or ing. But remember, verbs that end with ing are almost always gerunds. A gerund is therefore a type of participle verb. 

Examples: He jumped over the rainbow, she sells sea shells, they a car,

Irregular verbs
These are verbs that can't be changed into participles or gerunds.
Examples: they bought a car, he swam away, she flew into the sunset