Choose the most appropriate word(s) from the options given below to complete the following sentence.
I contemplated _________ Singapore for my vacation but decided against it.
Gerunds are mostly used when actions are real, fixed. Infinitives are mostly used when actions are unreal, abstract.
some Verbs are Followed by Gerunds, not infinitives
Some verb can be followed by either an infinitive or a gerund, but there will be a difference in meaning.
See, (C) is used more historically compared to (A), and hence is most correct answer.
Can someone tell if (A) is wrong or not?
Gerunds: verb + ing
Infinitives: to + verb
Gerunds are often used when actions are real, fixed, or completed. "I enjoy cooking."
Infinitives are often used when actions are unreal, abstract, or future: "He wants to swim."
I think in this question as he was talking about past (contemplated) so already completed therefore Gerunds should be used here