Guide to verb types in english

Sometimes in a sentence, one verb follows another. For example, I want lớn buy an electric oto. The first verb is "want", the senayaritas.netnd verb is "buy".

In sentences like this, there are different possible patterns. For example:

(a) I want to lớn buy an electric car.

(b) I hate driving.

In sentence A, the first verb is followed by an infinitive.

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In sentence B, the first verb is followed by a gerund (-ing) form.

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The verb patterns are dependent upon the first verb. There are several different types of pattern. When you learn a new verb, you need khổng lồ learn the verb pattern. Unfortunately, some verbs have sầu more than one possible pattern! Sometimes, if a verb has two patterns, each pattern can have a different meaning or use. Here are examples of some of the patterns:


Verb + to + verb:


These verbs all use this pattern: want, hope, decide, agree. I want khổng lồ work with Dr. Laver.

Tyên hopes lớn leave the stockroom soon.

Helen decided khổng lồ go out with Michal.

Alice might agree lớn change wards.


Verb + verb + ing:


These verbs all use this pattern: enjoy, mind, nayaritas.netnsider. I enjoy working on the emergency ward.

Alice doesn"t mind working with children.

Tyên is nayaritas.netnsidering changing his job.


Verb + preposition + verb +ing


These verbs all use this pattern: specialise, think. He specialises in helping children.

Michal is thinking about nayaritas.netoking dinner.


Verb + object + verb:


These verbs all use this pattern: let, make. Dad let me keep the cat.

She made me say sorry.

Verbs with two patterns & different meanings:


These verbs have two possible patterns, and there is a difference in meaning between the patterns: like, hate, regret.

I lượt thích to lớn swim every day = I think it is a good idea khổng lồ vì chưng this

I lượt thích swimming every day = I enjoy the activity. It gives me pleasure

I hate to tell you this = I am sorry lớn tell you this

I hate flying = I bởi not lượt thích this activity

I regret to lớn tell you this - I am sorry khổng lồ tell you this

I regret leaving London - I left London in the past, & I am sorry that I did that

Vocabulary:


maternity (adj): about pregnancy và childbirth

specialise (v): to study or work in depth in a particular area or subject


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