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York Scene 2 Language Focus

Rob and Stephen enjoy talking about grammar, so stop to watch them discuss verbs followed by gerunds, v-ing, and infinitives, to + verb, as well as chat about too and very.

Watch the video. Then go to Task and do the activities.


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


First of all I`d like to thank you for your web site it is awesome I love it then I have a question. Is it possible to use gerund or infinitive with the verb "like" without the meaning changes.
e.g. I like to swim or I like swimming

Hi Eduardoh,
Thanks for letting us know that you like LearnEnglish - it's always great to hear!
That's right, after the verb like it's possible to use both the to infinitive or the -ing form of the verb, and there is no difference in meaning.
You might find it useful to look at some of the pages that Jeremy Bee recommends in his response to Rabbi Wong just below (3 January 2013).
Please let us know if you have any other questions.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi,everyone. I still don‘t understand the difference between gerunds and to-infinitives,could anyone offer a help please?

Hi,,i am new on this club  so please i need your cooperation because my big problem is language but i will be very happy if you will help wherever i do the mistake.

Hi everybody, I know what the difference between "too" and "very" now thank you but what about the word "so"? like (so hard, so lovely) 

Hello Sam!

So is basically the same as very when it's used with an adjective or an adverb. Don't forget you can check the meanings of words using our online dictionary!

Hope that helps
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi everyone, would you mind giving me the list for verb which use gerund and to invinitive??