Monday, April 12, 2021

Verbs followed by ‘ing’ or by ‘to + infinitive Like Try Remember EILTS exam and TOEFL Exam

📘📕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.

📘Remember /forget

✅ 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.

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