VERB PATTERNS -ING or TO INFINITIVE

VERB PATTERNS -ING or TO INFINITIVE Verbs followed by -ing admit adore appreciate avoid can’t face can’t help can’t stand can’t resist carry on consider. - ppt download.

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             💢 English Verbs Followed by Infinitives or Gerunds 💢

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Verbs Followed by the Infinitive


  • Afford
I can’t afford to go on holiday.
  • Agree
I don’t agree to go out in this weather.
  • Ask
I asked Mary to come with us.
  • Choose
I chose not to accept the job offer.
  • Decide
  • Expect
  • Hope
  • Learn
  • Offer
  • Prepare
  • Promise
  • Pretend
  • Want 

Verbs Followed by the Gerund

 

  • Admit
He admitted to smoking.
  • Avoid
I avoid using the car when I can walk instead.
  • Consider
  • Dislike
  • Enjoy
I enjoy travelling.
  • Finish
  • Give up
  • Mind
  • Practice
  • Suggest

Verbs Followed by the Infinitive or the Gerund (With the Same Meaning)

 

  • Start

I started studying English when I was at nursery school.
I started to study English when I was at nursery school.

  • Begin

She began to cry as soon as she reached home.
She began crying as soon as she reached home.

  • Continue

Verbs Followed by the Infinitive or the Gerund (With Different Meanings)

 

  • Forget

 Forget + gerund (to forget something from the past)

I can’t forget meeting you for the first time.

 Forget + infinitive (to forget to do something)

Please don’t forget to take this letter to the post office.

 

  • Like

 Like + gerund (to like to do something)

I like watching old films.

 Like + infinitive (to prefer doing something or to believe that it is correct)

I like to wash the dishes by hand.

Warning: The conditional verb form would like can only be followed by a verb in the infinitive.

 

  • Remember

 Remember + gerund (to remember something from the past)

I always remember visiting Vienna as a child.

 Remember + infinitive (to remember that something must be done)

Please remember to pick up Mark from school.

 

  • Stop

 Stop + gerund (clarifies what will stop happening)

Please stop making noise.

 Stop + infinitive (clarifies why something or someone stops)

The bus stopped to drop off the children.

 

  • Try

 Try + gerund (to try something as an experiment)

I have tried using honey instead of sugar.

 Try + infinitive (to attempt to do something difficult)

I have tried to learn Chinese, but it is really hard. 

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