David Recine

Magoosh Comics: Reviewing Gerunds and Infinitives

In my last two posts on this topic, I looked at five important rules for using gerunds (verbs that end in “-ing”) and infinitives (“to…” verbs). You can go back to those posts to see all five rules in detail, with lots of examples.

In this post, we’ll review the different ways to use gerunds and infinitives. Read the comic strip below to see all the different ways you can use these verb forms. The featured verb is ice fish, which means “to fish on top of a frozen lake by drilling a hole in the ice.” It’s a popular pastime in my cold home state of Wisconsin, USA. So I guess this comic delivers a cultural lesson too! J

Practice for your TOEFL exam with Magoosh.

To really test your knowledge, download and complete a worksheet containing two review activities: Gerunds and Infinitives Worksheet.




  • David Recine

    David is a Test Prep Expert for Magoosh TOEFL and IELTS. Additionally, he’s helped students with TOEIC, PET, FCE, BULATS, Eiken, SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT. David has a BS from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and an MA from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. His work at Magoosh has been cited in many scholarly articles, his Master’s Thesis is featured on the Reading with Pictures website, and he’s presented at the WITESOL (link to PDF) and NAFSA conferences. David has taught K-12 ESL in South Korea as well as undergraduate English and MBA-level business English at American universities. He has also trained English teachers in America, Italy, and Peru. Come join David and the Magoosh team on Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram, or connect with him via LinkedIn!

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