Gerunds and Infinitives with Verbs II

Here are some more verbs that are usually followed by the gerund  miss: She misses living near the beach. appreciate: I appreciated her helping me. delay: He delayed doing his taxes. postpone: He postponed returning to Paris practise: She practised singing the song. consider: She considered moving to New York. can't stand: He can't stand her smoking in the office. can't help: He can't help talking so loudly. risk: He risked being caught. admit: He admitted cheating on the test. And here are some more verbs followed by 'to' and the infinitive. can afford: We can't afford to go on holiday. manage: He managed to open the door without the key. prepare*: They prepared to take the test / the teachers prepared the students to take the test. demand: He demanded to speak to Mr. Harris. choose: I chose to help. offer: Frank offered to drive us to the supermarket. wait: She waited to buy a movie ticket. would hate*: I'd hate to be late / I'd hate you to be late. would love*: I'd love to come / I'd love him to come. seem: Nancy seemed to be disappointed. *We can use an object before the infinitive with these verbs.
Gerunds and Infinitives

Here are some more verbs that are usually followed by the gerund

  • miss: She misses living near the beach.
  • appreciate: I appreciated her helping me.
  • delay: He delayed doing his taxes.
  • postpone: He postponed returning to Paris
  • practise: She practised singing the song.
  • consider: She considered moving to New York.
  • can’t stand: He can’t stand her smoking in the office.
  • can’t help: He can’t help talking so loudly.
  • risk: He risked being caught.
  • admit: He admitted cheating on the test.

And here are some more verbs followed by ‘to’ and the infinitive.

  • can afford: We can’t afford to go on holiday.
  • manage: He managed to open the door without the key.
  • prepare*: They prepared to take the test /
    the teachers prepared the students to take the test.
  • demand: He demanded to speak to Mr. Harris.
  • choose: I chose to help.
  • offer: Frank offered to drive us to the supermarket.
  • wait: She waited to buy a movie ticket.
  • would hate*: I’d hate to be late / I’d hate you to be late.
  • would love*: I’d love to come / I’d love him to come.
  • seem: Nancy seemed to be disappointed.

*We can use an object before the infinitive with these verbs.

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