Verbs Followed by Gerund and/or Infinitive

Gerund only

Infinitive only

Gerund or Infinitive

admit

anticipate

appreciate

avoid

can't help

consider

defend

defer

delay

deny

detest

discuss

dislike

dread

enjoy

excuse

fancy

finish

forgive

imagine

involve

keep (=continue)

mention

mind

miss

pardon

postpone

prevent

quit (=stop)

recall

recollect

resent

resist

resume

risk

save (=avoid the trouble of)

suggest

understand

afford

agree

appear

arrange

ask

attempt

beg

care

chance

choose

claim

consent

conspire

dare

decide

demand

deserve

endeavor

expect

fail

happen

hesitate

hope

intend

learn

manage

mean

need

omit

offer

plan

prepare

pretend

promise

prove

refuse

remain

rush

seem

struggle

swear

tend

threaten

wait

want

wish

attempt*

can/can't bear

begin

cease

continue

dislike

dread

forget*

hate

intend

like

love

neglect

prefer

propose

regret*

remember*

can/can't stand

start

stop*

try*

*These verbs have a different meaning with the gerund or infinitive.


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