LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
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The first sentence given is the correct one.
My plan for the weekend is to go to the beach.
Unfortunately, it is beyond my capability to explain why in plain English, but I will try to guide you to a site that does have some sample sentences and a chart or 2:
That is where my Google search took me when I looked for
"infinitive + gerund + which"
I'll see if I can paste here a little from the site [the charts don't come out right; they look like lists] EIS:
Comparing Gerunds and Infinitives
Gerunds: swimming, hoping, telling, eating, dreaming
Confusion between gerunds and infinitives occurs primarily in cases in which one or the other functions as the direct object in a sentence. In English some verbs take gerunds as verbal direct objects exclusively while other verbs take only infinitives and still others can take either. Many such verbs are listed below, organized according to which kind of verbal direct object they take.
Verbs that take only infinitives as verbal direct objects
He promised to go on a diet.
They agreed to sign the treaty.
Because she was nervous, she hesitated to speak.
They will attempt to resuscitate the victim
Verbs that take only gerunds as verbal direct objects
I recall asking her that question.
She put off buying a new jacket.
Mr. Allen enjoys cooking.
Charles keeps calling her.
Verbs that take gerunds or infinitives as verbal direct objects
They like to go to the movies.
Brent started to walk home.
Forget and remember
These two verbs change meaning depending on whether a gerund or infinitive is used as the object.
Jack forgot to take out the cat. (He never did it.)
Jack remembers to take out the cat. (He regularly remembers.)
Jack remembered to take out the cat. (He did it.)
Hope this helps. Keep studying! :)
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