List of verbs followed by Gerunds and Infinitives PDF
Verbs Followed by Infinitive
Infinitives are verbs combined with the word “to”: to see, to run, to start etc. You can follow verbs with infinitives. Sometimes the verb has to be in past tense for the sentence to make sense.
|Verb||Infinitive||Verb Followed by Infinitive Sentence|
|Agree||To babysit||Lou agrees to babysit his cousin.|
|Arrange||To stay||My parents arranged to stay at a hotel.|
|Ask||To go||Rohit asked to go home|
|Care||To attend||Josie doesn’t care to attend the party.|
|Choose||To wear||Maria chooses to wear makeup.|
|Continue||To watch||The kids continued to watch the movie.|
|Decide||To help||Larry decided to help his friend.|
|Deserve||To know||I deserve to know the truth.|
|Fail||To get||They failed to get enough donations.|
|Forget||To bring||I forgot to bring my wallet.|
|Hate||To clean||I hate to clean the bedroom.|
|Hope||To see||I hope to see her again|
|Learn||To speak||Jane learned to speak another language.|
|Like||To read||I like to read in bed.|
|Love||To play||The kids love to play in the water.|
|Need||To study||I need to study for a test.|
|Plan||To travel||We plan to travel in the summer.|
|Promise||To pay||I promise to call my mom.|
|Refuse||To leave||Joe refuses to leave.|
|Remember||To bring||I remembered to bring my wallet.|
|Seem||To be||She seems to be bored.|
|Start||To tell||She started to tell a story.|
|Try||To change||My mom tried to change the tire.|
Choose the correct sentence.
1. Sarah started ____________ during the sad scenes.
A. to try
B. to play
C. to run
Ans – A. to try
2. Linda remembered __________ the front door.
A. to carry
B. to lock
C. to eat
Ans – B. to lock
3. James promises _________ his grandmother once a week.
A. to fall
B. to visit
C. to wait
Ans – B. to visit
4. I need ________ my doctor about this pain.
A. to walk
B. to wave
C. to see
Ans – C. to see
5. Carol likes _________ flowers in her garden every Spring.
A. to plant
B. to eat
C. to cook
Ans – A. to plant
6. Sean hopes __________ from college at the end of this quarter.
A. to quit
B. to stay
C. to graduate
Ans – C. to graduate
7. Ethan forgot _______ his homework.
A. to do
B. to go
C. to be
Ans – A. to do
8. They continued _______ through the snow storm.
A. to play
B. to drive
C. to wash
Ans – B. to drive
Go + Gerunds
“Go” is most often used with an activity that is in gerund form. “Go” is in the present tense. The past tense for “go” is “went”.
Go + Gerund – Present Tense
- I like to go swimming.
- I want to go camping.
- I have to go shopping.
- I prefer to go hiking.
- I asked to go fishing.
- Let’s go skiing.
Go + Gerund – Past Tense
|Go in the present tense||Go in the past tense|
|I go swimming every morning.||I went swimming this morning.|
|I go jogging in the afternoon.||I went jogging this afternoon.|
|I go camping with my family.||I went shopping yesterday.|
|I go shopping every Saturday||I went shopping yesterday.|
|I go hiking alone||I went hiking alone.|
|I go fishing at the lake.||I went fishing at the lake.|
Directions : Select the correct sentence.
A. I liking to surf.
B. I like to surfing.
C. I like to go surfing.
D. I like surf.
Ans – C
A. I need shopping.
B. I need to go shopping.
C. I needing shopping.
D. I need to shopping.
Ans – B
Phrase : Nouns Followed by Infinitives
- His attempt to hide the evidence failed.
- This is your last chance to improve your grades.
- It was her decision to go to the party/
- His desire to control everything is scary.
- It is his dream to start a business.
- The opportunity to live overseas is exciting.
- You need permission to enter his area.
- His plan to graduate in three years is impressive.
- She needs a reminder to lock the door.
- There is no reason to be late.
Phrase : Verbs Followed by Gerunds
Gerunds are verbs that end in “-ing”. They should not be confused with present participles. Although present participles are verb forms that end in “-ing”, they are active action words that are happening right now. Gerunds are verb forms that act as nouns in a sentence with no reference to time.
Verbs Followed by Gerunds
When a gerund follows a verb, it is acting as a noun form.
- I enjoy swimming.
- I practice golfing every morning.
- She hates exercising after work.
- He likes skiing with his friends.
- The bathroom needs cleaning.
- We miss travelling around the world.
- They love dancing together.
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