A long time ago there was a little gerund living in the Grammarland . It looked the same as any other gerund but it had its own character and feelings.
It might sound like a pretty common case of gerundness, but the gerund had a big dream which made it completely different from all the other gerunds. The idea had stuck in its head – as it was growing up, the more it would think of it… It wanted to be an infinitive.
It believed that being an infinitive was far more fun than being a gerund. Infinitives were used more often than gerunds. In addition, if it could become an infinitive it would have its own “to”. It would never feel lonely again because its “to” would follow it everywhere.But there was a big-big probleme. It didn’t know how to become an infinitive. It had read all of the Grammar rules , the constitution of the Grammarland , but it couldn’t find anything. It had urged the supreme court of the Grammarland , it had asked the best scientists like the Number π , the V and the F (Velocity and Force) for help, but nobody could do anything about it. It had also tried to enter another parallel universe, but it had failled !!! After a lot of disappointment it said to itself “you know what … being a gerund isn’t that bad after all.”. From that moment it started seeing things from a different point of view and new horizons appeared before it.
It could enjoy its life without being an infinitive , it knew that it was as important as one but completely different from them. It was even different than any other gerund.
And from that moment it stopped wondering how to be an infinitive and it started wandering how it could be a better gerund.