Hi, hopefully this helps:
We use gerunds (verb + ing):
- After certain verbs - I enjoy singing
- After prepositions - I drank a cup of coffee before leaving
- As the subject or object of a sentence - Swimming is good exercise
We use 'to' + infinitive:
- After certain verbs - We decided to leave
- After many adjectives - It's difficult to get up early
- To show purpose - I came to London to study English
We use the bare infinitive (the infinitive without 'to'):
- After modal verbs - I can meet you at six o'clock
- After 'let', 'make' and (sometimes) 'help' - The teacher let us leave early
- After some verbs of perception (see, watch, hear, notice, feel, sense) - I watched her walk away
- After expressions with 'why' - why go out the night before an exam?
You can also check these links where you can fins some of the most common verbs that are used with gerund or infinitive:
Some verbs can be followed by either gerund or infinitive, depending on their meaning:
- Here are some verbs that are followed by -ing.
Stop,delay,fancy,consider,admit,miss,involve,finish,postpone,imagine,avoid,deny,risk,practisy,give up,put off,carry on/go on,keep on+ing
For example.Paula has given up smoking
- If these verbs are followed by another verb,the structure is usually verb+to
Offer,agree,refuse,decide,plan,arrange,hope,aim,learn,deserve,afford,forget,attempt,mannage,fail,promise,threaten + to
For example.We decided to take a taxi home.
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- Use to with these verbs
For example.They seem to have plenty of money
2. After dare yo can use the infinitive with or without to
For example.I wouldn't dare to tell him=I wouldn'y dare tell him
3. After daren't you must use the infinitive without to
For example. i daren't tell him what happened.
4.Normally we don't use ing after ing
For example.It is starting raining. You should use "it is starting to rain''.
5. would like,would love,would prefer,would hate+to
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