EXERCISE: Gerunds and infinitives

1. Bill Clinton planned [support] a bill [try] [change] the law on guns. He threatened [use] everything in his power [prevent] young people from [buy] weapons. Although he hoped [avoid] [go] to court, he said it was worth [fight] for the issue and it was no use [wait] for more victims.
I won't make [do] with the gun manufacturers'vain promise, he said. This determination will allow the White House [bypass] the Republican majority in congress, even if the latter won't let things [go].
Clinton wants [be] the first president who attempted [challenge] the gun industry.

2. Microsoft could be the first software giant [found guilty] in an antitrust trial, although its lawyers pretend [not threaten] their competitors. Bill Gates even said that Microsoft had offered [share] the market with Netscape, but the latter denied [have] had any contact, and said it wouldn't stop [prosecute] until Microsoft had been found guilty.

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Analyse : Jean Schumacher   Réalisation informatique : Boris Maroutaeff
Dernière mise à jour : 13/09/2001