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Verbs Followed by Infinitive List

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agree                         Sarah agreed to help me.
appear                       His health appeared to be better.
arrange                      Peter arranged to stay with his uncle in Paris.
ask                             She asked to leave.
begin                          He began to talk.
can't bear                  He can't bear to be ignored.
can't stand                 David can't stand to work in an office.
care                            He doesn't care to participate in the charity run.
cease                         The government ceased to provide free healthcare.
choose                       I chose to help.
claim                          She claimed to be a doctor.
continue                     She continued to talk.
decide                        We decided to go to Paris.
demand                      He demanded to speak to the manager.
deserve                      He deserves to go to jail.
dread                          I dread to think what might have happened.
expect                        They expect to arrive early.
fail                              He failed to get enough money to pay for the new project.
forget                         I forgot to lock the door when I left.
get (be allowed to)   John gets to go to the concert next week! Why can't I?
happen                       She happened to be in Latin America during the riots.
hate                            He hates to be proved wrong.
hesitate                      She hesitated to tell me the problem.
hope                           I hope to begin college this year.
intend                         We intend to visit you next spring.
learn                           I learned to speak Russian when I was a kid.
like                             Chris likes to read.
love                             We love to scuba dive.
manage                      He managed to open the door without the key.
need                           I need to study.
neglect                       She neglected to tell me the date of the meeting.
offer                            Donald offered to drive us to the supermarket.
plan                            We plan to go to America this summer.
prefer                         He prefers to eat at Italian restaurants.
prepare                      They prepared to take the test.
pretend                      The child pretended to be a monster.
promise                      She promised to stop smoking.
propose                      Dad proposed to pay for the trip.
refuse                         The guard refused to let them enter the building.
regret                         I regret to inform you that your application was rejected.
remember                  Did you remember to lock the door when you left?
seem                          Sarah seemed to be disappointed.
start                            Marc started to talk really fast.
swear                         Anne swore to tell the truth.
tend                            Matt tends to be a little shy.
threaten                     Alison threatened to leave forever.
try                              Joanna tried to lift the table, but it was too heavy.
vow                            Teresa vowed to get revenge.
wait                            Sue waited to buy a movie ticket.
want                           I want to study Spanish.
wish                            I wish to stay.
would like
"wish" or "want"      We would like to start now.
yearn                          Denise yearns to travel somewhere exotic.

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