Posted by: crisdiaz24 | October 23, 2008

LIST OF VERBS FOLLOWED BY INFINITIVE OR -ING

VERBS + …ING

VERBS + INFINITIVE

VERBS –ING or INFINITIVE

With no or little difference in meaning

Can’t face

To afford

To attempt

Can’t help

To agree

To begin

 

To aim

To bother

To admit

To appear

Can’t bear

To appreciate

To arrange

Can’t stand

To avoid

To ask

To cease

To burst out

To beg

To continue

To consider

To campaign

To deserve

To contemplate

To care

To dread

To defer (posponer)

To choose

To fear

To delay

To consent

To hate

To deny (negar, desmentir)

To dare

To intend

To dislike

To decide

To like

To enjoy

To demand

To love

To fancy

To fear

To prefer

To finish

To expect

To start

To get round to (llegar a hacer algo)

To fail

 

To give up

To fight

 

To go on

To guarantee

VERBS WITH BOTH and a difference in meaning

To imagine

To happen

 

To involve

To help

To forget

To justify

To hesitate

To remember

To keep

To hope

To go on

To keep on

To long (estar deseando)

To mean

To loathe (odiar)

To manage

To regret

To mention

To need

To stop

To mind

To neglect

To try

To miss

To offer

 

To postpone

To pause

 

To practise

To plan

 

To prevent

To prepare

VERBS FOLLOWED BY OBJECT + TO + INFINITIVE

To put off (posponer)

To pretend

 

To recall

To promise

 

To recommend

To propose

TO ENCOURAGE SBY TO DO STHG

To resent (molestar, offender)

To prove

TO FORCE SBY TO DO STHG

To resist

To refuse

TO HELP SBY  TO DO STHG

To risk

To seem

TO RECOMMEND SBY TO DO STHG

To save

To swear

TO REMIND SBY TO DO STHG

To spend time

To tend

VERBS + OBJECT + INFINITIVE

To suggest

To threaten

 

To tolerate

To trouble

 

To understand

To undertake

TO HELP SBY DO STHG

To waste time

To volunteer

TO LET SBY DO STHG

 

 To vow (prometer, jurar)

TO MAKE SBY DO STHG (PASSIVE : To be made TO do sthg)

 

To wait

 

 

To want

 

 

To wish

 

 

To yearn

 

 

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