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Practicing Gerunds & Infinitives

ESL Quiz - Gerund or Infinitive

Gerund v. Infinitives  Using Remember and Forget


The following chart is a review of common verbs which take both infinitives and gerunds as direct objects. 

VERBS WITH GERUNDS         VERBS WITH INFINITIVES             VERBS WITH BOTH

        "ing"                                         "to"                                                                          "ing" or "to"

acknowledge

admit

advise

anticipate

appreciate

avoid

canít help

complete

consider

defer

delay

deny

detest

discuss

dislike

enjoy

escape

evade

finish  (get through)

forget

go  x

imagine

justify

keep (on)

mention

mind

miss

necessitate

postpone (put off)

practice

quit (give up)

recall

recollect

recommend

report

resent

resist

risk

suggest

tolerate

understand

 

x go + gerund are used for

many activities i.e., go swimming, go camping, etc.

afford

agree

appear

arrange

ask

beg

bother

care

choose

claim

consent

decide

demand

deserve

determine

endeavor

expect

fail

hope

learn

manage

mean

need

offer

plan

prepare

pretend

proceed

profess

promise

refuse

resolve

seem

strive

struggle

swear

tend

threaten

volunteer

wait, want, wish

 

 

 

 

 

attempt

begin

canít bear

canít stand

cease

commence

continue

decline

dread

hate

hesitate

intend

like

love

need

neglect

plan

prefer**

propose

regret*

remember*

stop*

try

 NOTE: Your textbook may or may not cover these special circumstances.

*These words have different meanings depending if they

 are used as an infinitive or a gerund.

**These words have a different grammar structure.

 

 

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