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Gerunds and Infinitives with Verbs Part 3

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See this page for verbs which change their meaning when followed by the gerund or the infinitive.

Here are some more verbs that are usually followed by the gerund.

  • deny: He denied committing the crime.
  • mention: He mentioned going to that college.
  • imagine: He imagines working there one day.
  • tolerate: I tolerated her talking.
  • understand: I understand his quitting.
  • involve: The job involves travelling to Japan once a month.
  • complete: He completed renovating the house.
  • report: He reported her stealing the money.
  • anticipate: I anticipated arriving late.
  • recall: Tom recalled using his credit card at the store.
And here are some more verbs followed by 'to' and the infinitive.
  • expect*: They expect to arrive early / they expect Julie to arrive early
  • intend: We intend to visit you next spring.
  • pretend: The child pretended to be a monster.
  • refuse: The guard refused to let them enter the building.
  • tend: He tends to be a little shy.
  • would prefer*: I'd prefer to do it / I'd prefer him to do it.
  • deserve: He deserves to go to jail.
  • appear: His health appeared to be better.
  • arrange: Naomi arranged to stay with her cousin in Miami.
  • claim: She claimed to be a princess.

*We can use an object before the infinitive with these verbs.

Try an exercise about gerunds and infinitives with these verbs here.

See the list of verbs part 1 here
See the list of verbs part 2 here
See the list of verbs part 4 here