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use of gerund or infinitive


use of gerund or infinitive
Hi everybody!
I need some help, please! 
I have this sentence to complete with infinitive or gerund:
(...) Convinced that his true _______ (call) was out there Sean felt like crossing (....). 
Now, I believe the answer is Calling. Am I correct?
 Thanks in advance

13 Mar 2016      

graca pereira

Hi there.
The correct choice is "calling" but I don īt believe that this is a case of having to choose between Gerund or Infinitive form. In this sentence, the word "calling" is a noun, not a verb.
have a nice Sunday

13 Mar 2016     


I also agree - "calling" is right, meaning a "vocation" and yes, Graca is right it īs a noun here 

14 Mar 2016     


well, the difference between a Gerund and a Noun is the width of a thread from the spider īs web, nowadays, isn īt it?

14 Mar 2016