Verbs with 'To'-infinitive Clauses

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Verbs with 'To'-infinitive Clauses

  1. 1. Verbs with ‘to’-infinitive Clauses
  2. 2. Verbs with ‘to’-infinitive ClausesSome verbs are followed by a ‘to’-infinitiveclause. The subject of the verb is also thesubject of the ‘to’-infinitive clause. Theseverbs include:
  3. 3. Verbs with ‘to’-infinitive Clauses• verbs of saying and thinking agree decide hope learn offer promise choose expect intend mean plan refuse
  4. 4. Verbs with ‘to’-infinitive ClausesShe had agreed to let us use her flat.I decided not to go out for the evening.
  5. 5. Verbs with ‘to’-infinitive Clauses• other verbs fail manage pretend tend want England failed to win a place in the finals.
  6. 6. Verbs with ‘to’-infinitive ClausesSome verbs are followed by an object and a‘to’-infinitive clause. The object of the verb isthe subject of the ‘to’-infinitive clause.
  7. 7. Verbs with ‘to’-infinitive Clauses• verbs of saying and thinking advise encourage invite persuade teach ask expect order remind tell
  8. 8. Verbs with ‘to’-infinitive ClausesI asked her to explain.They advised us not to wait around too long.
  9. 9. Verbs with ‘to’-infinitive Clauses• other verbs allow force get help want I could get someone else to do it. I didn’ t want him to go.
  10. 10. Verbs with ‘to’-infinitive ClausesNote: ‘help’ can also be followed by an objectand a base form.I helped him fix it.WARNING: You do not use ‘want’ with a‘that’-clause. You do not say ‘I want that youdo something’.
  11. 11. Verbs with ‘to’-infinitive ClausesSome verbs are followed by ‘for’ and anobject, then a ‘to’-infinitive clause. The objectof ‘for’ is the subject of the ‘to’-infinitiveclause.appeal arrange asklong pay waitwish
  12. 12. Verbs with ‘to’-infinitive ClausesCould you arrange for a taxi to collect us?I waited for him to speak.
  13. 13. Verbs with ‘to’-infinitive ClausesSome link verbs, and ‘pretend’, are followedby ‘to be’ and and an ‘-ing’ form for continuingactions, and by ‘to have’ and a past participlefor finished actions.We pretended to be looking inside.I don’ t appear to have written down hisname.
  14. 14. Verbs with ‘to’-infinitive ClausesSome verbs are normally used in the passivewhen they are followed by a ‘to’-infinitiveclause.believe feel knowsay understand considerfind report think
  15. 15. Verbs with ‘to’-infinitive ClausesHe is said to have died a natural death.Is it thought to be a good thing?
  16. 16. Verbs with ‘to’-infinitive ClausesSome verbs are followed by a ‘wh’-word anda ‘to’-infinitive clause. These include:ask explain learnunderstand decide forgetknow remember wonder
  17. 17. Verbs with ‘to’-infinitive ClausesI didn’ t know what to call him.She had forgotten how to ride a bicycle.
  18. 18. Verbs with ‘to’-infinitive ClausesSome verbs are followed by an object, then a‘wh’-word and a ‘to’-infinitive clause.ask remind showteach tellI asked him what to do.Who will show him how to do it?
  19. 19. Verbs with ‘to’-infinitive ClausesSome verbs only take ‘to’-infinitive clauses toexpress purpose.The captain stopped to reload the gun.He went to get some fresh milk.
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