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This list is devided into four sections: the first list is verbs that can be followed by gerund nouns (noun + ing). You will find a lot of go+ gerund in this list. The reason why is because it includes almost all sports that can end in ~ing (ski>skiing, run>running). The second section is made up of verbs that can be followed by the infinitive [(verb + to) ie. walk to the store]. The third section is a list of verbs that are usually followed by an object + the infinitive to such as show him to the door The last section is comprised of verbs that can be followed by either gerunds and the infinitive. These list are not exhaustive and you are encouraged to study a good vocabulary and grammar book that will help you increase your level of understanding of these sentence constructions. Use this link to hear the pronunciation, or to learn the definition, of any of the words on this listed.

Verbs Followed by Gerunds

enjoy

go bird watching

go sightseeing

quit

go boating

go skating

appreciate

go bowling

go skiing

give up

go camping

go sledding

mind

go canoeing

go swimming

finish (get through)

go dancing

go window shopping

stop

go fishing

go shopping

postpone (put off

go hiking

go hunting

keep(on

go jogging

go mountain climbing

consider (think about

go sailing

go running

discuss

mention

suggest

avoid

delay

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Verbs Followed by Infinitives (Group A)

hope to

pretend to

plan to

ask to

intend to

expect to

decide to

would like to

promise to

want to

agree to

need to

offer to

refuse to

seem to

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Verbs Followed by Infinitives (Group B) Verb + Object + Infinitive

tell someone to

want someone to

advise someone to

need someone to

encourage someone to

remind someone to

invite someone to

permit someone to

allow someone to

warn someone to

require some to

order someone to

force someone to

ask someone to

expect someone to

would like someone to

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Verbs Followed by Either Gerunds or Infinitives

begin

start

continue

like

love

hate

can't stand

can't bear

try

prefer

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