1. Having to walk the dogs drives me crazy.
  2. Walking the dogs drives me crazy.

In the first sentence, what is the subject? What would the correct verb tense (drive or drives) be for this sentence?

In the second sentence, it seems that "walking" is a gerund and also the subject of the sentence. Since "walking" is singular, the verb would be "drives." Is this correct?

I am a native English speaker, but I was never taught what to do in situations like these. I would like some clarification for future writing. Thank you.

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