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# Gerund vs Infinitive

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22 Aug 2007, 09:22
Need some help !

I am always flummoxed while deciding whether to use a gerund or infinitive.

I got one tip from my friend to remember this order.

"that included" is preferable to "including"
and "including" is preferable to "to include"

But i feel a little irky trying to remember the concept this way..

Is there any better way/rule to chose between gerunds and infinitives.

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22 Aug 2007, 09:52
noun over gerund
infinitive over gerund

but...look at the context first

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22 Aug 2007, 09:59
It would largely depend on the context.

"that included" might be preferrable to "including", because "included" in "that included" depicts a referent clearly, whereas "including" is more ambiguity-prone.

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22 Aug 2007, 09:59
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