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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #109801: Verbs with the infinitive and gerund
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    Verbs with the infinitive and gerund

    Some verbs are followed by an infinitive.

    Here are some examples ....

    want to/ have to/ need to /stop to/ plan to/ would like to/ decide to/ try to/ hope to/ promise to/ stand to...

    It is a good idea to  learn these types of verbs with 'to' as a memory aid.

    Ex: We want to watch TV.


    Some verbs are followed by a gerund.

    Here are some examples ...

    stop/ finish/ quit/ give up/ enjoy/ suggest/ mind/ postpone...

    Ex: Maria postponed doing her homework


    Some verbs can be followed by an infinitive or a gerund.

    Here are some examples ...

    like/ love/ prefer/ hate/ start/ begin/stop...

    Ex: Sonia prefers to speak/speaking English.


    Exercise:  Choose the infinitive or gerund, or 'either' if a verb can take both forms.   


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    1. Tom stopped last year to save a little bit of money.
    2. All children have to school. It's the law.
    3. We hope Aunt Marie in the south of France next year.
    4. They will have Chinese at the summer language school.
    5. Tom is planning Sonia at her home next month.
    6. Do you suggest the steak or the fish at this restaurant?
    7. When did you start English? When you were a student?
    8. Would you mind the window behind you? It's cold in here.
    9. My name is Angela. I hate called Angie all the time!
    10. Lisa has given up German. She doesn't have enough time.
    11. Sonia promised to both of us a postcard from Brazil.
    12. You really need your hair cut. It's already in your eyes!
    13. Harry loves on the beach near his home in Malibu.
    14. Tom likes his bike through the park in the summer.
    15. Tom enjoys his bike through the park in the summer.

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