Atenție la următoarele perechi de verbe, substantive și adjective cu același sens care primesc fie infinitivul, fie gerundul:
- MANAGE + infinitive
- SUCCEED IN + gerund
I managed to reach that level.
I succeeded in reaching that level.
- AIM + infinitive
- AIM AT + gerund
The law aims to protect poor people.
The law aims at protecting poor people.
- OCCASION + infinitive
- OPPORTUNITY OF + gerund
I hope I′ll have the occasion to speak with her.
I hope I′ll have the opportunity of speaking with her.
- (UN)ABLE + infinitive
- (UN)CAPABLE OF + gerund
They were unable to utter a word.
They were uncapable of uttering any word.
OBSERVAȚIE – Gerundul se folosește după p r e p o z i ț i i