Gerunds and Infinitives with Verbs Part 3

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

  • deny: He denied committing the crime.
  • mention: He mentioned going to that college.
  • imagine: He imagines working there one day.
  • tolerate: I tolerated her talking.
  • understand: I understand his quitting.
  • involve: The job involves travelling to Japan once a month.
  • complete: He completed renovating the house.
  • report: He reported her stealing the money.
  • anticipate: I anticipated arriving late.
  • recall: Tom recalled using his credit card at the store.
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 with Verbs Part 3

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

  • expect*: They expect to arrive early / they expect Julie to arrive early
  • intend: We intend to visit you next spring.
  • pretend: The child pretended to be a monster.
  • refuse: The guard refused to let them enter the building.
  • tend: He tends to be a little shy.
  • would prefer*: I’d prefer to do it / I’d prefer him to do it.
  • deserve: He deserves to go to jail.
  • appear: His health appeared to be better.
  • arrange: Naomi arranged to stay with her cousin in Miami.
  • claim: She claimed to be a princess.

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

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