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-ING FORM / TO INFINITIVE /

BARE INFINITIVE
- SOME OF THEIR USES -
-ING FORM TO INFINITIVE BARE INFINITIVE
- After some verbs as:
like, love, enjoy, hate, prefer... -After some verbs: - After verbs of perception:
agree, want, decide, learn... see, hear, feel...
e.g. She loves reading poetry.
e.g. My parents decided to go to e.g. I can hear your dog bark.
- Other verbs: the dentist's.
- suggest, miss, finish... They are learning to mediate in - After verbs such as: make, let...
conflicts.
e.g.They suggested going to the e.g. His dad makes him wash the
cinema. - After some expressions with dishes.
adjectives:
- After prepositions: His friends don't let him be on his
- at, in, with... e.g. It's important to study own.
e.g. He is interested in studying languages.
Biology. - After modal verbs
They are good at dancing. It's good to rest at weekends. can, must, could…

- After some verbal expressions: - After the indirect object of some e.g. We must get up early on
- don't mind, can't stand... verbs: week days.

e.g. Her sister doesn't mind e.g. He invited me to go to the A friend of mine can speak four
taking the rubbish out. party. foreign languages.

- As subject of a sentence. The teacher wants us to work


e.g. Apologising is necessary hard
after a conflict.
TWO POSSIBILITIES TWO POSSIBILITIES

(No Change in Meaning ) ( Change in Meaning )

 Begin, intend, start...  Remember + ing ( referred to the past )

e.g. They began playing the match at 8:00 e.g. I don't remember meeting that man.
pm
 Remember + to infinitive (referred to the
Or, They began to play the match at 8:00 pm future )

She intends to visit Ireland next Spring. e.g. Remember to do your homework for
tomorrow.
Or, She intends visiting Ireland next Spring.
 Stop + ing ( dejar de hacer algo )

e.g. Stop making so much noise!

 Stop + to infinitive ( interrumpir una acción


para hacer otra )
e.g. She stopped to have a sandwich.