Verbs followed by gerund and infinitive with little or no change in meaning

These are some of the verbs followed by a gerund or infinitive with little on no change in meaning.

1 Start

It started raining.

It started to rain.


2 Love

I love to cook.

I love cooking.


3 Begin

It began snowing yesterday.

It began to snow yesterday.


4 Continue

Let’s continue watching our film.

Let’s continue to watch our film.


5 Like

I like to travel with my friends.

I like travelling with my friends.