Gérondif ou infinitif après le verbe?

On me demande souvent d’expliquer l’usage des verbes avec ‘ing’ et des infinifs. Le mot “gerund” en anglais n’est pas exactement la même chose que “gérondif” en français. Le gérund est plutôt un nom et non pas un verbe. On l’utilise quand on veut parler d’une action. Certains verbes sont systematiquement suivis par un “gerund”, d’autres par un infinif. Voici un petit quiz: essayez-le, puis, téléchargez la liste sur PDF pour référence!

He admitted _________the money

I can't stand_________ for my compute to boot up, it's so slow

What have you decided __________?

The suspect denied _________ any contact with the victim

The buyers wouldn't agree _________ the contract until we modified it

I took it back to the shop, but they refused ________ me my money back

After a few weeks, Jeremy gave up _________ Chinese

Finally, we chose ________ a netbook

The project involved ________ questions to thousands of people

The government will have to keep on ________ spending cuts to pay off its debts

Quelques liens utiles:

list of verbs followed by gerunds and infinitives

Using “-ing” words

The verb ‘stop’ with gerunds and infinitives

“Used to” The difference between ‘I used to do’ and ‘I’m used to doing’ (oui, c’est moi dans la troisième vidéo!)

La liste des verbes à utiliser avec des ‘ing’ ou des infinitives sur PDF


  1. thanks because these lessons are not used by me only .There are olso used by a large number of English learning people and there are very thankfull about that .I myself thank very much for those free english lessons .especially the video which we know ,it may not be easy many thanks again

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