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A noun formed from a verb by the addition of -ing.

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When should a verb be followed by a gerund instead of an infinitive?

Some verbs are followed by ing, e.g. I enjoy swimming. We can't say I enjoy to swim. Likewise, some verbs are followed by to, e.g. I decided to make a plan. Which particular verbs are followed by ...
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What's the difference between a gerund and a participle?

What is the difference between a gerund and a participle?