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Pre-Intermediate - Verb Patterns

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Verb + gerund

Unfortunately in English there are some things that you just have to learn. Verb patterns are one of them. Some verbs are followed by the gerund (-ing form).
consider: "You should consider visiting Cape Town during the World Cup."
stop
: "Stop touching it, you are making it dirty."

Verb + infinitive

Some verbs are followed by the infinitive (to + verb).
appear: "It appears to have stopped raining."
want: "I have always wanted to learn English in Cape Town."

In the following sentences, do we need the gerund or the infinitive?

 

Today's lesson is by Caroline Devane, teacher at EC Cape Town English school

Link: Choose the correct verb forms

Link: Use the correct word in the sentence

  • 1 - I want ___ an ice-cream.



  • 2 - I'm considering ___ my job.



  • 3. I promised ___ David to the cinema on Saturday.



  • 4. I'm so proud of myself, I’ve stopped ___.



  • 5. Do you mind ___ me your pencil?



  • 6. He makes me nervous, I noticed him ___ me.



  • 7. I asked him ___ on a date with me!



  • 8. The house appears ___ perfect.



  • 9. She reminded me not ___ the bus during the night.



  • 10. I heard him ___ in the shower.







Comments

vocabulary

i want to that how to make sentence with new vocabulary

verb pattern

Thank You for the good lesson. Could You please give us lesson
on situations using of infinitive without 'to'This is the one
that i want to be sure of

Verb patterns

I made a mistake in last but one. Very interesting and useful lesson. Thank you. Smile

Difficult Verb Patterns

Are tere any rules???It's impossible to understand???? Worried
Only one mistake - but I tried to guess - e.g."These are the verbs of 'feelings' - I'll use GERUND". And it worked, I don't know why. Wink
Thank you for the Lesson - I'll try to learn these verbs. Smile

About verb patterns

Useful lesson, but I have one question,
In number two, can a verb in gerund be followed by another verb in gerund?
Or are there exceptions?
Thanks

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mistakes in programm

Dear All!
Who can explain me what is going on with this program?
I have managed everything correctly, but this program showed 2 mistakes.

RE: Mistakes

I have just tried the exercise and it is working ok. There is no problem with the programme.

Thanks,

Chris

sorry

The link did not keep the all the answers there, but i checked it twice, there was no problem , everything is correct.

nothing is wrong here

Would you look at the link below:

http://www.ecenglish.com/learnenglish/lessons/pre-intermediate-verb-patt...

it shows all the correct answers

sometimes it isn't easy to

sometimes it isn't easy to recognize which is right and simply have to follow ear hearing, I wounder why it's pre-intermediate?! I think it's realy intermediate level Smile Confused nooo?

Could You please give us

Could You please give us lesson
on situations using of infinitive without 'to'This is the one
that i want to be sure of 

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