VERB PATTERNS 2

Verb patterns

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1. VERB+ING FORM

1.1. We use an-ing form not an infinitive after some verbs

1.1.1. List of verbs: Avoid, dislike, find, finish, help, involve, keep, mind, miss, practise and risk.

1.1.2. Examples: I enjoy swimming.

2. VERB+TO+INFINITIVE

2.1. We use an infinitive with to and not an-ing form after some verbs

2.1.1. List of verbs: Appear. attempt, dare, fail, hope, manage, offer, refuse, tend, want.

2.1.2. Examples: He chose to join the club.

3. VERB+THAT CLAUSE

3.1. We use a that clause after only a few verbs

3.1.1. List of verbs: Realised, discover, feel, know, worry.

3.1.2. Example: They realised that they would never make much money.

4. VERB + ING FORM OR INFINITIVE

4.1. We can use either the infinitive or an- ing form after some verbs, without a change in meaning

4.1.1. List of verbs: Start, begin, continue, hate, intend, like, love and prefer.

4.1.2. Example: Me immediately started to plan our wedding.= We immediately started planning our wedding.

4.2. We can also use the infinitive or an -ing form after some verbs, but with a change in meaning.

4.2.1. List of verbs: Stop: Forget, go on, mean, regret, remember and try.

4.2.2. Example: He stopped to tie his shoelaces.(=He stopped what he was doing in order to tie up his shoelaces.) He stopped tying his shoelaces.(=He gave up or finished tying his shoelaces.)

4.3. Note that we usually use like/love + ing form in British English. In American English, like/love+infinitive is more common: I love giving parties. (BE) I love to give parties. (AE)

5. VERBS WITH TWO POSSIBILITIES

5.1. VERB+ING FORM OR THAT CLAUSE

5.1.1. We use a that clause or an-ing form after some verbs

5.1.1.1. List of verbs: Suggested, admit, consider, deny, imagine, recollect, report.

5.1.1.2. Example: He suggested joining the club= He suggested that he should join the club.

5.2. VERB+TO+INFINITIVE OR THAT CLAUSE

5.2.1. We use a that clause or an infinitive with to after some verbs

5.2.1.1. List of verbs: Agreed, arrange, decide, demand, desire, expect, hope, intend, learn, plan, pretend, promise, seem, threaten, wish.

5.2.1.2. Example: He agreed that they would get married= He agreed to get married.