Grade 10 Grammar Lesson 22 Verbs followed by infinitives and gerund

What are gerunds?
What are some verbs that are always followed by a ‘to infinitive’?
What are some verbs that are always followed by a gerund?
Do some verbs take both the ‘to infinite’ and the gerund without any difference?

Grade 10 Grammar Lesson 22 Verbs followed by infinitives and gerund (1)

  • Some verbs are followed by a to infinitive while others take a gerund after them.
  •  Common verbs followed by a to infinitive but not a gerund include:

agree

aim

ask

decline

demand

fail

hesitate

hope

hurry

manage

offer

plan

prepare

want

wish

  •  Common verbs followed by a gerund but not a to infinitive include:

admit

avoid

consider

delay

detest

dread

envisage

feel like

finish

imagine

miss

recall

resent

risk

suggest

  •  The verbs begin, cease, start and continue can be followed by either to infinitive or gerund, but we normally avoid using two -ing forms together.
  •  The verbs advise and encourage take a to infinitive when there’s an object but a gerund when there’s none.
  •  The verbs come, go on, mean, regret, remember, stop and try can be followed by infinitive as well as gerund but there’s difference in meaning.

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