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ALL charts for Infinitives and Gerunds

 

Common Adjectives Followed by an Infinitive

Example:    I am eager to see  you.
  Adjective Infinitive  

 

afraid

determined

frightened

ready

alarmed

disappointed

furious

relieved

amazed

distressed

glad

reluctant

angry

disturbed

happy

sad

anxious

eager

hesitant

scared

ashamed

ecstatic

interested

shocked

astonished

embarrassed

intrigued

sorry

careful

encouraged

lucky

surprised

curious

excited

pleased

touched

delighted

fascinated

prepared

upset

depressed

fortunate

proud

willing

   

Common Verbs Followed by an Infinitive

Example:       I refuse to lie to my customers.
  Verb Infinitive  

 

afford

come

hesitate

prefer

swear

agree

consent

hope

prepare

tend

appear

continue

hurry

pretend

threaten

arrange

dare

incline

profess

turn out

ask

decide

intend

promise

venture

attempt

deserve

learn

prove

volunteer

begin

determine

like

refuse

want

canít afford

elect

long

request

wish

canít bear

endeavor

love

resolve

would like

canít stand

expect

manage

say

yearn

canít wait

fail

mean

seek

 

care

get

need

seem

 

chance

grow up

offer

shudder

 

choose

guarantee

pay

start

 

claim

hate

plan

strive

 

   

Verbs Followed by Object + Infinitive

Example: They

invited

me to go to the party.
  Verb Object Infinitive    

*Indicates verbs that can be followed by an infinitive only (no object).

advise

force

remind

allow

hire

require

ask*

invite

teach

cause

need*

tell

choose*

order

urge

convince

pay*

want*

encourage

permit

warn

expect*

persuade

would like*

forbid

prepare*

 

   

Common Verbs Followed By Gerunds

Example   I dread seeing my Aunt Bessie
  Verb Gerund  

An asterisk (*) denotes a verb that can also be followed by infinitive

abhor endure

practice

tolerate
acknowledge enjoy prefer try*
admit escape prevent understand
allow evade prohibit urge
appreciate explain propose  
attempt fancy practice  
avoid feel like prefer*  
be worth feign prevent  
began finish prohibit  
*can't bear forgive propose  
can't help give up (stop) quit  
can't stand* hate* recall  
celebrate imagine recollect  
confess justify recommend  
consider keep (continue) regret*  
*continue like* report  
defend love* resent  
delay mention resist  
deny mind (object to) resume  
detest miss risk  
discontinue necessitate shirk  
discuss omit shun  
dislike permit start*  
dispute picture suggest  
dread postpone support  

 

Go + Gerund Combinations

Example: We go skiing whenever it snows.
  Go + Gerund  

 

go birdwatching go fishing go shopping go snorkeling
go boating go hiking go sightseeing go swimming
go bowling go hunting go skating go tobogganing
go camping go jogging go skateboarding go window shopping
go canoeing go mountain climbing go skiing  
go kayaking go running go skinnydipping  
go dancing go sailing go sledding  

 

 

 

 

 

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