finish: ✓ finish doing something ✗ finish to do something

By | May 29, 2017
finish doing something
finish to do something
You never finish writing a novel. You eventually abandon it.
Non finisci mai di scrivere un romanzo. Alla fine lo abbandoni.
- Tom Winton
✓ I'll finish writing this report tomorrow.
✗ I'll finish *to write* this report tomorrow.
Finisco di scrivere questa relazione domani.
We don't use an infinitive verb after finish. A verb after finish must be in the gerund form.

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