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gerund vs. infinitive
[ jer-uhnd ]
- (in certain languages, as Latin) a form regularly derived from a verb and functioning as a noun, having in Latin all case forms but the nominative, as Latin dicendī genitive, dicendō dative, ablative, etc., “saying.”
- the English -ing form of a verb when functioning as a noun, as writing in Writing is easy.
- a form similar to the Latin gerund in meaning or function.
[ in-fin-i-tiv ]