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TOEFL 1.1.2 Verbs that Require an Infinitive in the Complement

Written By Heni Puspita on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 | 12:35 PM




Remember that the following verbs require an infinitive for a verb in the complement.

agree
decide
hesitate
need
refuse
appear
demand
hope
offer
seem
arrange
deserve
intend
plan
tend
ask
expect
learn
prepare
threaten
claim
fail
manage
pretend
wait
consent
forget
mean
promise
want

S
V
C (infinitive)
M
We
had planned
to leave
day before yesterday

Avoid using an -ing form after the verb listed. Avoid using a verb word after want.

Examples:

Incorrect
: He wanted speak with Mr. Gonzalez.
Correct
: He wanted to speak with Mr. Gonzalez.


Incorrect
: We demand knowing our status.
Correct
: We demand to know our status.


Incorrect
: I intend the inform you that we cannot approve your application.
Correct
: I intend to inform you that we cannot approve your application.


Incorrect
: They didn’t plan buying a car.
Correct
: They didn’t plan to buy a car.


Incorrect
: The weather tends improving in May.
Correct
: The weather tends to improve in May.



Source:
Picture - Reuploaded by me, original picture HERE.
Baron's How to Prepare for the TOEFL.

2 komentar:

Ladida Cafe said...

I can understand well, thanks ^^

Heni Puspita said...

You're welcome :D

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