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Verb Patterns

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Transcript of Verb Patterns

Verb Patterns
Verb + to + infinitive
Verb + verb~ing
Verbs:
afford, agree, allow, appear, arrange, ask, attempt, choose, dare, decide, expect, fail, forget, help, hope, learn, manage, offer, plan, pretend, promise, refuse, seem, tend, threaten, want, would like to.
Examples:
What did you
choose

to do
?
I
decided

to buy
a new car.
I
forgot

to do
my homework.
I
want

to work
with Dr. Laver.
Tim
hopes

to leave
the party soon.
Helen
decided

to go
out with Michal.
More examples:
I
promise
to call
you tonight.
She
needs

to leave
soon.
He is
helping

to make
dinner.
We are
trying

to learn
English.
She
would

like

to study
English.
We
tend

to eat
dinner at home.
Verbs:
enjoy, stop, admit, adore, allow, avoid, can´t stand, carry on, consider, deny, delay, (don´t) mind, fancy, finish, give up, imagine, involve, keep, keep on, postpone, practice, put off, recommend, risk, suggest.
Examples:
I
enjoy

playing
sports.
He
finished

playing
soccer at 9pm.
Please
stop

speaking
.
He
avoided

writing
the test.
Keep

smiling
!
Alice
doesn't mind

working
with children.
Tim is
considering
changing
his job.
More examples:
Did you
enjoy

reading
the book?
He
denied

stealing
the purse.
I
don't mind

helping
you.
He
doesn't allow

smoking
in his house.
He r
ecommended

staying
in that hotel.
NOTE

LIKE
Usamos "like + verb-ing" cuando hablamos de hobbies y cosas que las hacemos con placer.
Like=enjoy
.
Ejemplo: I
like

cooking
and
reading
the books.

Cuando "like" no signifca "disfrutar", pero hablamos de algo que es bueno (o correcto) de hacer, o es un hábito, usamos "like + infinitive".

I
like

to do
the washing up immediately after the meal.
We
like

to eat
out every Sunday.
Son reglas especiales que tiene el inglés para cuando queremos usar dos verbos juntos.
(se puede conjugar)
I
would love

to visit
Paris.
I
would hate

to see
a ghost.
Verbs with two patterns:
no cambian el significado
Verbs:
begin, start, continue, intend, prefer, like, hate, love.
I am going to
start

working
at 8am.
I am going to
start

to work
at 8am.
She
hates

living
alone.
She
hates

to live
alone.
Verb + preposition + verb~ing
Verbs:
specialize, think, succeed, looking forward to, pay, apologize, excited, etc.
Prepositions:
on, in, out, at, about, since, for, ago, against, with, before, after.
We
talk

about

taking
a trip,
Please
focus

on

studying
hard.
He
specializes

in

helping
children.
Michael is
thinking

about

cooking
dinner.
I am
excited

about
going
to Perú.
Compared

to

learning
Chinese, Enlish is very easy.
I am
thinking

about

getting
a new haircut.
She is
interested

in

teaching
grammar.
Examples
En resumen:
1.
verb
+
to
+
infinitive
"They
want

to

buy
a house".
2.
verb
+
verb~ing
"We
love

going
to parties".
3. Both patterns.
"It
started

to

rain"
.
"It
started

raining"
.
4.
verb
+
preposition
+
verb~ing
"We
talked

about

buying
a new car".
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