Which is correct: 'I want to stop smoking' or 'I want to stop to smoke'? Grammatically, both sentences are correct. However, they have different meanings. The verb stop can be followed by a verb in the infinitive (to ...) or an -ing form (also known as gerunds).

In Swiss German, future tenses aren't really necessary to talk about future plans. Most of the time, words or phrases like 'tomorrow', 'next month' or 'next year' serve as indicators of the future.

It's not that simple in English, however. We can use two tenses when talking about future plans or decisions: be going + infinitive or the present continuous.

So, how do we use these two tenses to talk about future plans and arrangements in English?

When should we use say or tell? We need to keep a couple of rules in mind when deciding whether to use say or tell. Let's have a look at some examples...