Deciding whether to use an infinitive or a gerund can sometimes be difficult. Native English speakers decide this based on what "sounds" best, which we can do because we have a lot of experience with the language. However, people from other countries cannot use this method. In ESL classes, teachers often give students lists of verbs that are followed by infinitives, gerunds, and both. Clicking on the link below will take you to a short article which offers additional tips on when to use infinitives and gerunds.