TOPIC: A brief review of what gerunds and infinitives are, followed by a study of gerunds and infinitives as direct objects (the object of a verb). Special attention is given to the verbs TRY, STOP, FORGET, and REMEMBER and how their meanings change depending on whether they are followed by a gerund or an infinitive.
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For TRY and STOP:
For FORGET and REMEMBER: http://englishwithjennifer.wordpress.com/2010/08/27/activities-worth-remembering-classroom-ideas-for-teaching-gerunds-and-infinitives/
For TRY, STOP, FORGET, and REMEMBER: http://englishwithjennifer.wordpress.com/2009/09/07/workaholics-an-exercise-to-practice-gerunds-and-infinitives/
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