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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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