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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #72999: Correct form of verbs
    > Other English exercises on the same topics: Infinitive | -ing [Change theme]
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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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