Grade 9 Grammar Lesson 45 The infinitives and the -ing form

What verbs are always followed by the ‘-ing’?
What verbs are always followed by the ‘to infinitve’?

Grade 9 Grammar Lesson 45 The infinitives and the -ing form (1)

The following verbs are followed by -ing.

stop     delay        deny        fancy     consider         admit

miss   involve   finish     postpone    imagine         avoid

risk     practise   can’t face  can’t help   carry on   detest

dislike   enjoy   give up   put off   keep on   go on   mind risk

The following verbs are followed by to infinitive.

offer decide

hope

deserve

attempt

promise

agree refuse

arrange

aim

plan

afford

manage threaten

fail

learn

forget

seem

appear tend

pretend

claim

happen

undertake

want wish

expect

can’t afford

can’t wait

We can use a wh- word after these words.

ask   advise    explain    forget     learn 

teach   show   understand   wonder    tell

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