Parallelism With Gerunds and Infinitives
A gerund is a verb which ends in –ing and which acts as a noun or an adjective. An infinitive is a verb which begins with to. If you’re making a list of things, make sure you don’t mix your gerunds and your infinitives.
One does not have to follow an organized religion in order to give to charity and doing acts of kindness.
One does not have to follow an organized religion in order to give to charity and do acts of kindness.
Remember that the to for the second verb doesn’t need to be repeated.
Michael likes jogging, swimming, and to play hockey.
Michael likes jogging, swimming, and playing hockey.
Michael likes to jog, swim, and play hockey.
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