Verbs followed by to + verb or by verb + V-ing - Free english lesson
Chapter Verb + verb constructions


Certain verbs can be constructed both ways.
- To + verb : the verb accomplishment is taken into consideration
She wants to wear a black dress.

- Verb + V-ing : action in progress or already mentioned
I don't like running.

We choose the one or the other construction according to the future reference (to + verb) or to an already past or mentioned action (to + V – ing).

Here is a non-exhaustive list of verbs used under both forms :
Notice
Start
Try
Hate
Remember
Forget
Like / Love
Regret
Begin
Continue
Intend


Examples :
Remember to feed the cat!
I remember feeding the cat.
I want to leave.
The floor wants washing.



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