Harry enjoys traveling around.

Why can't I use "to travel" instead of "traveling"?

I heard that "Harry enjoys to travel around" is wrong.


There are some verbs that always take gerund form. Some of those are enjoy, avoid etc.


Harry enjoys traveling around.

Is correct

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[1] Harry enjoys traveling around.

[2]* Harry enjoys to travel around.

"Enjoy" is here a catenative verb (one that takes a non-finite clause as complement), but it only licenses (permits) gerund-participial clauses as complement, not infinitival ones.

Thus [1] is fine but [2] is ungrammatical.

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