Does this also translate into 'the girl wants to help the teacher'? If not, how can I tell the difference between these two forms of 'vil'.
We can't see what you wrote, but I'm assuming it was "The girl will help the teacher".
You tell the difference by context. If you have none, and translating it as "wants" is at all plausible, that's usually your safest bet.
Can the infinitive form function as a gerund"v+ing" or we have to modify it first?
It can function like a gerund with an "å" in front of it.
- "å hjelpe" = to help / helping
Hjelp is a noun or the imperative form of the verb, hjelpe is the infinitive form of the verb
I wrote, "The girl wants to help the teacher," but it was marked as incorrect. Can't it mean either "wants to" or "is going to"?
Yes, it can.
"The girl wants to help the teacher" is our default translation, so it should have been accepted.
Thanks. It marked my response as incorrect, saying the correct answer was, "The girl is going to help the teacher." And Happy May 17th!