acknowledge | admit | adore | anticipate | appreciate | avoid | celebrate | confess | contemplate |delay | deny | describe | detest |discuss|dislike | dread | endure | enjoy |fancy | finish | imagine | involve | keep | justify | mention | mind | miss | omit | postpone | practise |quit | recall | recommend | regret | report | resent | resume| risk | suggest | tolerate | understand
* I adore reading your books.
* They anticipated winning the election.
* I detest going to discos.
* We postponedmaking any decision in the meeting.
* I quit smoking.
* Do you recall seeing someone like that?
Verbs which are normally followed by the infinitive form:-
afford | agree | appear | arrange | ask |attempt | care | choose | claim | come | consent |dare | decide | demand | deserve | determine | elect | endeavour | expect | fail | get | guarantee |hate | help | hesitate | hope | hurry | incline |intend | learn | long | manage | mean | need |offer | plan | prepare | pretend | promise | refuse | resolve | say | seem | tend | threaten | want |wish
* I can't afford to goto the pub.
* He agreed to practise more.
* You should learn to express yourself.
* They managed to fix the problem.
Verbs which can be followed by the gerund or infinitive form:-Some verbs can be followed by the gerund or infintive.
With no change in meaning
begin | continue | hate | like | love | neglect | prefer | start | try
* He began to learnEnglish when he was eight.
* He began learning English when he was eight.
* I hate to leave.
* I hate leaving.
!Note - We often use the gerund when we speak about things in general, andthe infinitive for particular situations.
With a change in meaning
forget | remember | stop
* I forgot to feed the cat. (The cat is hungry - he has not been fed)
* I forgot...