📘📕Verbs followed by ‘ing’ or by ‘to + infinitive’ ..
✅ When one verb is followed by another, the second verb can either be an infinitive or an , ing form.
📘Some verbs can be followed by either an infinitive, or an ; ing form but with a change in meaning.
📕These are some of the most common ones.
✅I like watching old films on TV.
✅ With an ‘ing’ form, ‘like’ means ‘enjoy’..
✅ I like to wash up as soon as I finish eating...
✅ I might not enjoy washing up; but I think it’s the right thing to do..
📘Remember that ‘would like’ can only be followed by an infinitive.
✅I’d like to go to Iran next year, if possible..
✅ I’m trying to learn English; but it’s very difficult..
📘Try + to + infinitive means that something is difficult and you make an attempt to do it.
✅ Have you tried using butter instead of oil?
📘Try + ‘ing’ means make an experiment. It’s not difficult ; it might work, it might not.
✅ Stop + ‘ing’ tells us what has stopped. in this example, buying a newspaper.
✅ I’ve stopped buying a newspaper every day to try to save money.
📘Stop + to + infinitive tells us why something stopped. In this example the reason that the bus stopped was to pick up the children.
✅The bus stopped to pick up the children.
✅ Don’t forget to post that letter for me.
✅ Did you remember to post that letter for me?
📘Remember/forget + to + infinitive means that you remember something you have to do – a duty or a chore.
✅ I’ll always remember meeting you for the first time.
✅I’ll never forget meeting you for the first time.
📘Remember/forget + ‘ing’ form means remember something you did in the past an event or an activity.