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Verbs need an infinitive in the complement


 Some verbs need an infinitive in the complement and some ⇒ verbs need an-ing form instead.

What is the infinitive?
The infinitive in English grammar is the basic form of the verb.

The infinitive could be used in two ways:
1- By itself,
for example, play in  I can play
2- With (to),
for example, play in I learned to play tennis.
 
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What are the verbs that need an infinitive in the complement?
agree – appear – arrange – ask
claim  -  consent
decide – demand – deserve
expect
fail – forget
hesitate – hope
intend
learn
manage – mean
need
offer
plan – prepare – pretend – promise
refuse
seem
tend – threaten
wait – want


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