VERBS FOLLOWED BY GERUNDS, INFINITIVES



1.  VERBS FOLLOWED BY A GERUND: (e.g., I enjoy swimming.   NOT  I enjoy to swim.  NOT  I enjoy swim.)

 

admit

advise

appreciate

avoid

believe

canít help

choose

confess

consider

debate

delay

deny

discuss

dislike

enjoy

escape

favor

feel like

finish

get around to

get out of

give

go

imagine

include

keep on

know

look forward to

make

mention

mind

miss

picture

postpone

put off

protest

practice

quit

recall

recommend

regret

remember

resent

resist

risk

stop

succeed in

suggest

take up

work at

 

 

2. VERBS FOLLOWED BY AN INFINITIVE:  (e.g., He wants to swim.   NOT He wants swimming. NOT He wants swim.)

 

decide

expect

forget

have

hope

know how

need

plan

promise

wait

want

would like

 

 

3.  VERBS FOLLOWED BY A  GERUND OR AN INFINITIVE: (e.g., She begins swimming. OR She begins to swim.   NOT  She begins swim.)

 

afford

attempt

begin

bother

choose

continue

dread

forget

hate

intend

like

love

hate

neglect

regret

remember

stand

start

stop

try

 



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