Verbs followed by either bare infinitives or to Download

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What are bare infinitives?
Bare infinitives are the verbs in the 1st column in the verb table, for examples, go, run,
walk, come, draw, write … etc.
What are to-infinitives?
To-infinitives are bare infinitives with “to” in front of it, for examples, to go, to run,
to walk, to come, to draw, to write … etc.
What are gerunds?
Gerunds are also called verbal nouns and they are used as nouns. You can find them in
the 2nd column in the verb table. You can make a gerund by putting “ing” after a bare
infinitive. For examples, the gerund for “draw” is “drawing”; the gerund for “run” is
“running”. Going, walking, coming, and writing are other examples
Verbs followed by either bare infinitives or to-infinitives
Verbs followed by bare infinitives
Verbs followed by to-infinitives
1. After all auxiliary verbs:
can, could, may, might, should, must,
will, would …, etc.
2. After all sensual verbs:
need, want, agree, learn, try, remember,
decide, promise, plan, expect,
pretend …, etc
hear, see, watch, feel, notice
3. and after these words:
make, let, help…, etc
Verbs followed by gerunds:
stop, like, love, keep, mind, finish, give up, look forward to
You can find more notes on “bare infinitives”, “to-infinitives” and “gerund” in
“Big Grammar – Book 6” Unit 3 and Unit 4