verb + infinitive (to) ( ( (emily agreed to meet francesca in town again…
verb + infinitive (to)
after some verbs, we use an infinitive with “to"
agreed to meet
francesca in town again the following week.
learnt to drive
over 20 years ago.
The negative is –not to
agreed not to forget
to bring her sports kit to school
she agreed to remember her sports kit
preferred not to drink
coffee because it gives him headaches
we do not use the infinitive “to” form with some verbs:
This is the wrong way to write it (not to play rugby)
This is the wrong way to write it (not are you to look for someone?)
we do use the infinitive with “to” with a continuous infinitive (to be + -ing)
seem to be
for somewhere. may I help you?
pretended to be*
doing *his homework, but he was really playing a computer game.
AND with a perfect infinitive (to have + verb):
seems to have burnt
we can use -ing forms with the same meaning as the infinitive “to” form:
when did you start
golf?/ when did you start
to learn golf?
the boxes./ they began
k the boxes
we can use a question word (what / how etc.) + to after some verbs.
we asked the guard
the train now.
do you understand
aut this experiment?
we also ask/ show/ tell someone how/ what/ where to do something:
could you please
to answer this question?