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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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