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# GMAT Grammar Book: Gerunds and Infinitives

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Re: GMAT Grammar Book: Gerunds and Infinitives [#permalink]
In tutorial on Gerund, it is mentioned that 'admit' is always followed by a gerund...example given is ..
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The thief has admitted stealing the jewelry from the store.
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Is this incorrect..
The thief admitted that he stole the jewelry from the store.
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The thief had admitted that he had stolen the jewelry from the store.
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Thanks dzyubam for the post.
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drink
hoping
to cooperate
letting
living
mowing
to deliver
to relax
running
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gmatexam2009 wrote:
In tutorial on Gerund, it is mentioned that 'admit' is always followed by a gerund...example given is ..
Quote:
The thief has admitted stealing the jewelry from the store.
..

Is this incorrect..
The thief admitted that he stole the jewelry from the store.
Or
The thief had admitted that he had stolen the jewelry from the store.

This is correct.
The point above is IMMEDIATELY following the verb ADMIT. Such as admit stealing. In your examples Admit is followed by THAT
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Re: GMAT Grammar Book: Gerunds and Infinitives [#permalink]
Thhe rule

Whenever a preposition is followed by a verb, it will be a gerund

Does this rule holds at all instances without exceptions ??
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Re: GMAT Grammar Book: Gerunds and Infinitives [#permalink]
Experts please advice, can we place two infinitives together?

Could you share the example to show two infinitives together?
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Re: GMAT Grammar Book: Gerunds and Infinitives [#permalink]
sungoal wrote:
Experts please advice, can we place two infinitives together?

Could you share the example to show two infinitives together?

You mean something like, "I want to help him to get a promotion" or "To eat to live was Jack's approach to life"

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ksp wrote:
Thhe rule

Whenever a preposition is followed by a verb, it will be a gerund

Does this rule holds at all instances without exceptions ??

Can you give an example?
At first sounds like a very general rule that should have exceptions but hard to tell without an example.

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Re: GMAT Grammar Book: Gerunds and Infinitives [#permalink]
thanks for the quick response. I meant the second construction.

could you explain what the second infinitive "to live" is modifying?

What is the correct rule to use this type of construction?
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Re: GMAT Grammar Book: Gerunds and Infinitives [#permalink]
I think it's a fairly uncommon and in this case one of the infinitives modifies the other, and I suspect that the second infinitive actually serves as a noun form of some sorts since the whole thing is a subject.

I honestly don't think you need to worry about this one - I have not encountered this in gmat or business interaction. If you want to pursue ot, would recommend exploring a writer's grammar forum as this definitely goes beyond the gmat.

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Re: GMAT Grammar Book: Gerunds and Infinitives [#permalink]
I encountered this construction in a GMATPrep question. Below is the correct answer for that question:

Many environmentalists believe that the widespread planting of trees, along with the conversation of existing forests, would be one of the surest, easiest and least expensive ways to begin to halt or even to reverse the buildup of carbon dioixde in the air

The above option uses two infinitives together.
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In GMAT Paper test problem: camille-claudet-sc-problem-102307.html, seems is not followed by infinitive. What's the issue? Where am I missing?
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Re: GMAT Grammar Book: Gerunds and Infinitives [#permalink]
1. drinking
3. hoping
4. to cooperate
5. to let
6. living
7. mowing
8. delivering
9. to relax
10. running .

please someone provide their thoughts .

thanks
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Re: GMAT Grammar Book: Gerunds and Infinitives [#permalink]
bb wrote:
ksp wrote:
Thhe rule

Whenever a preposition is followed by a verb, it will be a gerund

Does this rule holds at all instances without exceptions ??

Can you give an example?
At first sounds like a very general rule that should have exceptions but hard to tell without an example.

Posted from my mobile device

I am open to keep on learning.

Should it be 'keep'/'keeping'?
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