Verbs Followed By To Infinitive


Short Explanation

If the verbs below are followed by another verb, the following verb must be to +  infinitive.

  1. afford
  2. agree
  3. appear
  4. arrange
  5. attempt
  6. dare
  7. decide
  8. fail
  9. forget ( It can also be followed by -ing verb with different meaning )
  10. hope
  11. learn
  12. manage
  13. offer
  14. plan
  15. pretend
  16. promise
  17. refuse
  18. seem
  19. tend
  20. threat
  21. want
Let's see the following examples :
  • I decided to leave her because I saw her with another man.
  • We plan to buy a house next year.
  • Our supervisor tends to talk too much.
  • I want to hold your hand.
  • The baby learns to walk every day.

Exercise

In this exercise, you have to complete the sentences with a suitable verb.
              buy         lock        give       speak       play        cook


  1. The burglar got into my house. I forgot ...............the window.
  2. I'd like to learn ............. Spanish.
  3. I want ............. a new car.
  4. We've arranged .................. football tomorrow afternoon.
  5. My father promised .............. a surprising birthday present.

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