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 Verbs Followed by Infinitives

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PostSubject: Verbs Followed by Infinitives   Fri May 30, 2008 7:12 am

agreeTom agreed to help me.
appearHis health appeared to be better.
arrangeNaomi arranged to stay with her cousin in Miami.
ask *
She asked to leave.
begin #
He began to talk.
can't bear $
He can't bear to be alone.
can't stand $ Nancy can't stand to work the late shift.
careHe doesn't care to participate in the activity.
cease $
The government ceased to provide free healthcare.
choose *
I chose to help.
claimShe claimed to be a princess.
continue $
She continued to talk.
decideWe decided to go to Hawaii.
demandHe demanded to speak to Mr. Harris.
deserveHe deserves to go to jail.
dread #
I dread to think what might happen.
expect *
They expect to arrive early.
failHe failed to get enough money to pay for the new project.
forget #
I forgot to lock the door when I left.
get (be allowed to) Debbie gets to go to the concert next week! Why can't I?
happenShe happened to be at the bank when it was robbed.
hate $
He hates to clean dishes.
hesitateShe hesitated to tell me the problem.
hopeI hope to begin college this year.
intendWe intend to visit you next spring.
learnI learned to speak Japanese when I was a kid.
like $
Samantha likes to read.
love $
We love to scuba dive.
manageHe managed to open the door without the key.
need * #
I need to study.
neglect $
She neglected to tell me the date of the meeting.
offerFrank offered to drive us to the supermarket.
planWe plan to go to Europe this summer.
prefer $
He prefers to eat at 7 PM.
prepare *
They prepared to take the test.
pretendThe child pretended to be a monster.
promise *
She promised to stop smoking.
propose $
Drew proposed to pay for the trip.
refuseThe guard refused to let them enter the building.
regret #
I regret to inform you that your application was rejected.
remember #
Did you remember to lock the door when you left?
seemNancy seemed to be disappointed.
start #
Marge started to talk really fast.
swearShe swore to tell the truth.
tendHe tends to be a little shy.
threaten *
He threatened to leave forever.
try #
Mary tried to lift the table, but it was too heavy.
vowHe vowed to get revenge.
waitShe waited to buy a movie ticket.
want *
I want to study Spanish.
wish *
I wish to stay.
would like *
(meaning "wish" or "want")
We would like to start now.
yearnMelanie yearns to travel somewhere exotic.

* = verb followed by an infinitive OR an optional noun + an infinitive
# = verb followed by a gerund OR an infinitive with a difference in meaning
$ = verb followed by a gerund OR an infinitive with little difference in meaning
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