Avoid verb

In English, if you want khổng lồ follow a verb with another action, you must use a gerund or infinitive sầu. For example:

We resumed talking. (gerund – verb + ing)I want khổng lồ see a movie. (infinitive – lớn + base verb)

There are certain verbs that can only be followed by one or the other, & these verbs must be memorized. Many of these verbs are listed below.

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Common verbs followed by a gerund:

Example: He misses playing with his friends.

abhoracknowledgeadmitadviseallowanticipateappreciateavoidbe worthcan’t helpcelebrateconfessconsiderdefenddelaydetestdiscontinuediscussdislikedisputedread
endureenjoyescapeevadeexplainfancyfearfeel likefeignfinishforgivegive up (stop)keep (continue)keep onmentionmind (object to)missnecessitateomitpermitpicture
postponepracticepreventput offrecallrecollectrecommendreportresentresistresumeriskshirkshunsuggestsupporttolerateunderstandurgewarrant
agreeappeararrangeaskattemptbegcan/can’t affordcan/can’t waitcarechancechooseclaimcomeconsentdaredecidedemanddeservedetermineelectendeavorexpect
failgetgrow (up)guaranteehesitatehopehurryinclinelearnmanagemeanneedneglectofferpayplanpreparepretendprofesspromiseproverefuse
remainrequestresolvesayseekseemshudderstrivestrugglesweartendthreatenturn outventurevolunteerwaitwantwishwould likeyearn

Verbs followed by a gerund or infinitive with little khổng lồ no change in meaning:

Example: It started to rain. / It started raining.

begincan’t bearcan’t standcontinuehatelikelovepreferproposestart

Verbs followed by a gerund or infinitive sầu with a change in meaning:

forgetI forgot to lớn meet hyên ổn.(I didn’t meet him because I forgot to lớn vì chưng it.)
I forgot meeting hyên.(I don’t have the memory of meeting hyên before.)
go onHe went on lớn learn English & French.(He ended one period of time before this.)
He went on learning English và French.(He continued learning the languages.)
quitShe quit to work here.(She quit another job in order lớn work here.)
She quit working here.

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(She quit her job here. She doesn’t work here anymore.)
regretI regret promising khổng lồ help you.(I’m sorry that I made the promise.)
I regret khổng lồ tell you that we can"t hire you.(I’m telling you now, & I’m sorry.)
rememberShe remembered khổng lồ visit her grandmother.(She didn’t forget khổng lồ visit.)
She remembered visiting her grandmother.(She had memories of this time.)
stopI stopped khổng lồ hotline you.(I interrupted another action in order to điện thoại tư vấn you.)
I stopped calling you.(I stopped this activity. Maybe we had a fight.)
tryI tried khổng lồ open the window.(I attempted this action but didn’t succeed.)
I tried opening the window.

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(This was one option I sampled. Maybe the room was hot.)


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