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Verbs followed by -ing and to infinitive (inglês/português)




by Christa Maas


Verbs followed by -ing

  • enjoy (desfrutar, curtir) - I enjoy eating ice-cream.
  • avoid  (evitar)                - He avoids staying up at night.
  • imagine (imaginar)        - I can´t imagine living in Moscow.
  • consider (considerar)     -Would you consider doing this for me?
  • finish (terminar)             -I have to finish wrting this e-mail today.
  • miss (sentir falta de)      - He misses having lunch at midday.
  • hate (odeiar)                  - I hate getting up early.
  • like (gostar)                   - They like visiting their children.
  • pretend (fingir)              - Some children pretend being adults.

Verbs followed by to -infinitve
  • want (querer)               - I wanted to call you yesterday, but I forgot.
  • seem (parecer)             -You seem to be tired today.
  • offer (oferecer)            - I offered to help him with his homework
  • decide (decidir)           - Welson decided to stop smoking.
  • hope (desejar)              - I hope to have some time this weekend.
  • expect (esperar)           - They expect to be home early tonight
  • afford (poder bancar, custear) - I can´t afford to buy another pair of shoes.
  • promise (prometer)      - He promised to call his mother today.
  • intend (pretender)        - I intend to practise my English today.

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