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Correct form of verbs


The position of the verbs in a sentence has a major impact on their forms.

In general, but not a rule, the verb 'spend' is followed by a verb with -ing form.

He spent his day listening to music.

 

So I will try to give a brief list of verb forms.

 

a) verbs in the infinitive with to are used after: 

 try, promise, agree, choose, forget, learn, want etc....

 can't afford.., to be able...,etc...

 

b) verbs with -ing form are used after:

 hate, dislike, avoid,enjoy, finish, spend, etc...

 do/would you mind...,  can't help...,etc..

 up,in, of, with/out, etc...

 

 c)both, gerund(-ing form) or to are used after certain verbs:

 begin, start,continue,like, love, prefer, etc...

 

This is just a brief view about verbs, we may find more details about them elsewhere.





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1. I like to music when I am tired.
2. While she was in that country she spent all her days the imperial cities.
3. When I saw his performance, I couldn't help .
4. He gave up many years ago.
5. I hate in the dark.
6. Would you mind this letter for me.
7. The trainers were very expensive; I couldn't afford them.
8. She proposed me at the airport.
9. He went out without good bye.
10. After they had finished they drove away.








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