Gerunds (instead of infinitives) in WH-questions
Is it possible to use a gerund instead of an infinitive in questions such as:
1) Why wait until tomorrow? > Why WAITING until tomorrow?
Your first example isn't an infinitive, but a verb. There are understood words in this sentence that depend on the context.
Why [should you/we/he] wait until tomorrow? Other words could be substituted for 'should'.
'Waiting' would not be a gerund in this sentence, either. A sentence needs a verb.
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