Verbs + Infinitive + “to” or “-ing” form
Objectives of today’s lesson:
In this lesson, Learn English with Julia presents to you “Verbs + Infinitive + “to” or “-ing” form”, in order for you to:
- memorise the list of Verbs + Infinitive + “to” or “-ing” form
- know the verb + ing rules
- learn the ing verbs list
- know how to use to + v ing
hello and welcome to this video dedicated to the verbs that can be followed by the ing form and the complete infinitive
so here we have this symbol it means that they have the same meaning, that the ing form and the complete infinitive are interchangeable
they mean the same in this sentence
now if you have this symbol it means that you can use both the ing form and the complete infinitive
but both sentences don’t have the same meaning, they have a different meaning, okay?
these verbs are not as numerous as other verbs that we’ve seen followed by the bare infinitive or just the complete infinitive or just the ing form
So they should be quite easy to remember: you just have to watch out for those that have two meanings.
So let’s run through the examples to illustrate the point
He continued working despite the drill.
He continued to work despite the drill.
it means the same
He likes getting up early
He likes to get up early.
These two sentences are slightly different in meaning.
He remembered locking the door.
That means that he has this memory, he remembered locking the door.
However: he remembered to lock the door.
This means that he was aware before leaving then he had to do something and he did it, he locked the door.
So slightly different meanings there.
The rest of the list, let’s read it together for good pronunciation.
to advise – now watch out
for the spelling here
advice with a -C is the noun
He gave me advice. He gave me some advice.
to advise is with an -S
to begin, to regret, to start,
to try, to hate, to love, to forget,
to prefer, and so on.
Those are the verbs that you’ll see followed by the -ing form and the complete infinitive.
Thanks for watching!
Keywords listed in English:
- Verbs + Infinitive + “to” or “-ing” form
- verbs + ing form
- verbs + infinitive with to