|Verbs Followed by the Gerund|
Abhor/Hate to hate
What do you abhor having to do at work?
acknowledge to recognize what someone has done
Do you acknowledge making mistakes quickly?
admit to say that you have done something
Is it easy for you to admit (to) making a mistake?
advise to give advice
What does the doctor advise doing if you have a fever?
allow to permit
Why don’t they allow smoking in public places?
anticipate to expect to happen
Are there any changes you anticipate happening in society in the near future?
appreciate to be grateful for
Do your friends appreciate you helping them out?
avoid to try not to do/try not to come into contact with
What kinds of things do you avoid eating for the sake of your health?
be worth to be a good idea to spend the time on
What kinds of activities are worth spending your free time on?
can’t help to be able to not do
How would you deal with someone who can’t help complaining about everything all the time?
celebrate to party about
How would you celebrate being together with your partner for over 50 years?
confess to admit that you did
How would you get someone to confess stealing something?
consider to think about
What do you normally consider doing at the weekends?
defend to give reasons why you did
How would you defend spending the last big amount that you have spent?
delay to postpone, put off
Why shouldn’t we delay doing something important?
detest to hate, despise, abhor
What kinds of things would you detest doing at work?
discontinue to stop doing, to stop providing
Would you carry on shopping at a big store which discontinued providing customer service?
discuss to talk about
Who would you discuss doing something life-changing with?
dislike to not like
Why do people dislike having to work hard when it is clearly good for them?
dispute to say something isn’t true
Can you see through/calar a liar when they dispute having done something?
dread to fear doing or experiencing
Why do many people dread being under supervision at work?
endure to go through
How long would you be able to last if you had to endure working nonstop for 12 hours in your job?
enjoy to have a good time doing
What kinds of things do you enjoy doing?
escape to get away from How would you deal with a colleague who tries to escape doing their part of the work?
evade to avoid
What kinds of people you evade talking to at parties?
fancy/feel like to like very much
What do you fancy doing after class? What do you feel like having for dinner today?
fear to be afraid of
How would you help a person who feared flyin in planes?
feign to pretend to do
How would you deal with a colleague who feigned not knowing how to do something to get out of having to do it?
finish to stop doing
When was the last time you finished watching a movie and decided to watch another one?
forgive to not be angry at someone anymore
How easy/hard is it to forgive breaking a promise/your heart?
keep to continue doing Can you keep working/focusing even if there are a lot of distractions?
mention to say in passing
What advice would you give a friend who mentioned thinking about breaking up with their partner?
mind to object to
Do you mind people smoking around you?
miss to want something you don’t have
Who do you miss being with? What do you miss doing?
necessitate to require to do
How long would you last in a job that necessitates working in shifts?
omit to leave out, delete
What would you omit discussing in a conversation with your boss about a pay rise?
permit to allow
Did your parents permit playing loud music in the house?
picture to imagine
Where do you picture retiring to?
postpone to put off, delay
Have you postponed doing anything recently?
practice to do over and over again
Did you ever practice shooting hoops at school?
recall to remember
Do you recall learning the alphabet?
recollect to remember
Do you recollect playing with your friends as a child?
recommend to tell someone they should do something
If the doctor recommended doing more exercise, would your routine let you do it?
report to tell about
If your child reported being bullied at school, what would you do?
resent to not like that something that someone does
If your child/employee resented working hard, what would you do?
resist to try to avoid doing
How long could you resist eating your favourite food?
resume to start doing again
If you stopped for a rest while you were working on an important project, after how long of a rest would you resume working?
risk to take a chance on
Did you ever risk making your parents angry to get/do what you wanted?
shirk to not do something you should do
Why do some former husbands shirk from paying alimony?
shun to avoid contact with
How can you teach kids to not shun being with less communicative kids?
suggest to say someone should do something
Which exercises would you suggest doing to lose weight really quickly?
support to help someone with words, thoughts or money
Would you support your president’s going for another term in the office?
understand to comprehend
Do you understand investing in the stock market?
urge to suggest strongly
If I urged spending more time with your family, would your routine allow it?
warrant to provide the reasons for doing
Does your routine warrant slowing down a bit?
|Verbs Followed by the Infinitive|
agree to say you will do
Would you ever agree to do some volunteer work?
appear to seem to be
If your employees appeared to be tired, what would you do for them?
arrange to put something in order/to organise something
Have you arranged to meet anyone this weekend? How do you arrange to have your files on your desktop?
ask to inquire/to request
Who would you ask to help you if you had financial problems? …..
attempt to try Have you ever attempted to fight your fears?
beg to urgently ask for
How do you treat those who beg to be given some money in the streets?
can/can’t afford to permit yourself to do
What can’t you afford to do anymore for the sake of your health/routine/family/work?
can/can’t wait to allow time for: can wait not have patience for: can’t wait
Who can’t you wait to see because you haven’t seen them for ages? What can’t you wait to do because you have been planning to do it for a long time?
care to have interest in
Would you care to comment on the current state of your society?
chance take a risk and do
Would you ever chance to give Indian food a taste?
choose to make a choice
Where would you choose to visit if you had all the money in the world and two weeks?
claim to say is true
How do you feel about people claiming to have seen UFO’s?
come to arrive at
Who do you want to come to visit you?
consent to agree to
At what age would you consent to let your kids travel alone?
dare to risk doing
Have you ever dared to face your fears?
decide to make a decision
Where would you decide to send your kids to university?
demand to insist forcefully
How does the staff at hospitals react to someone who is demanding to receive help straightaway?
deserve to merit
Do you deserve to have a rest?
determine to come to the conclusion
What have you determined to do by the end of this year?
elect to choose Did you ever elect to stay at home instead of going on holiday with your family?
endeavor to try/to make an effort to do something
Which companies endeavour to provide the best possible service?
expect to feel something should happen
When do you expect to retire?
fail to not succeed
If you fail to do something the first time around, would you try again until you succeeded?
get to receive
When was the last time you got to take part in your favourite activity?
guarantee to say will happen
Are you guaranteed to pass if you sat an English exam?
hesitate to not be sure about
Would you hesitate to say yes, if you were offered a job today?
hope to want to happen
Who do you hope to see soon? What do you hope to do soon?
hurry to go to quickly
What are the pros and cons of hurrying to finish your work?
incline to tend towards
What are you inclined to do in your free time?
learn to study and memorize.
What would you like to learn to do which will help you professionally?
manage to do with difficulty
If you didn’t manage to finish a project on time, who could help you out?
mean to intend
Has anyone ever meant to help you but instead made things worse for you?
need to have to have/do
Do you need to think about your future more?
neglect to not do something you should do
Why do some civil servants neglect to give people all the information?
offer to say you will do, give, provide
Do you normally offer to help your classmates/workmates?
pay to spend money on
When was the last time you paid to have something done at home?
plan to think about the future
Where do you plan to visit next?
prepare to get ready for
Are you prepared to face personal and professional challenges?
pretend to act as if
Why do kids pretend to be superheroes?
profess to believe
What would you say to someone who professes to have seen ghosts?
promise to say you will do
What do you think about all those politicians who promise to resolve the problems faced by their constituents at the time of the elections?
refuse to say you will not do
What kinds of jobs would you refuse to do?
remain to stay
What is the longest amount of time you have remained to finish your work?
request to ask for
Who would you request to speak to in a restaurant if you had a complaint to make?
resolve to decide to do
What have you resolved to change about yourself?
say to tell someone
How would you respond if your boss said something bad to you about your work?
seek to look for
What kind of work did your parents want you to seek to do?
seem to appear
What kinds of jobs seem to be easy but aren’t?
shudder to physically react to something you do not like
Do you shudder to think about all the problems in the world?
strive to try hard to do
Would you strive to meet all the demands of your bosses at work?
struggle to work hard to do
What do you really struggle to understand in your English language learning?
swear to promise to do
Have you ever sworn to stop doing something and actually accomplished it?
tend to usually do
How would you deal with students/employees who tend to waste a lot of time?
threaten to say you will do a bad thing to someone
What kind of employee would you threaten to fire?
volunteer to say you will help
When was the first time you volunteered to help with the cooking at home?
wait to let time pass
What is the longest you have waited to see the doctor?
want to desire
What kind of people do you want to help in the world?
wish to want to do
Who do you wish to accompany you on your next trip abroad?
would like to want
What would you like to have for dinner this evening?
yearn to desire very strongly
Who are you yearning to see? Where are you yearning to visit?