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New genetic evidence—together with recent studies of elephants’ skeletons, tusks, and other anatomical features—/provide compelling support for classifying /Africa’s forest elephants and its savanna elephants as separate species.
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Please could you explain when to choose "to ...." or "for ..." ???
I know Idioms can be an answer ! Infinitve vs gerund form for some verbs.
But its impossible to memorize so many verbs .....

There must be another way !

Plz guys , break this one .....

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Re: Basic Q on Gerund VS Infinitive [#permalink]

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New post 26 Apr 2009, 08:12
I shall go with the infinitive in both the cases. That is E. It just sounds more direct and active to me. The gerund is unnecessarily long. But these answers are more a result of constant repitition of the choices in my brain. I do not have a straight rule for this one. If someone does, please share. We'll save some valuable time.

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New post 27 Apr 2009, 08:29
Gmat avenue, its good observation, I am glad you brought this up.
I would say go for infinitive here.
Gerunds=noun+verb, they look like verb but they act like nouns. Infinitives=verb+noun/pronoun/adj, so they could act like noun, pronoun or adjective.
Most important difference, gerund can be used as subject but for object, Infinitives are better. Such as-
Swimming(Gerund) is good exercise. Good sentence makes sense.
To swim is good exercise. Does not make sense at all. Instead consider this--
He went to swim.

So when it comes as selecting some between gerunds and Infinitives for object, I would stay away from gerunds unless they make some extraordinary sense to me.

Hope this helps else let me know.

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