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Some Common English Patterns
1. Missing Main Verb Remember that every English sentence must have a subject and a main verb. (A sentence may or may not have an auxiliary verb.) SVComplement The sound of the dryer Arizona She That beautiful house bothers has is was destroyed my concentration. a very dry climate. in the her office. Yesterday.
2. Verbs that require an infinitive in the complement. RRemember that the following verbs require an infinitive for a verb in the complement. agreedecide hesitate need refuse appear demandhope offerseem arrange deserve intend plan tend ask expect learn prepare threaten claim fail manage pretend wait consent forget meanpromise want Ex: -He wanted to speak with me. -We demand to know our status. -They didn’t plan to buy a car. -The weather tends to improve in May.
3. Verbs that require an–ing form in the complement. TThe following verbs require an –ing form for a verb in the complement. admit completedeny appreciate consider discuss avoid delayenjoy finish practice risk keep quitstop mention recall suggest miss recall suggest tolerate postpone regret understand EX: He enjoys traveling by plane. She is considering not going. I miss watching the news when I am traveling. She mentions stopping at EI Paso in her letter.
4. Verbs phrase that require an–ing form in the complement. approve of do not mindkeep on count on be better offforget aboutlook forward to insist to can’t helpget throughobject to think of Ex: -She forgot about canceling her appointment. -Let’s go to the movie when you get though studying. -We can’t help wondering why she left. -I have been looking forward to seeing it. -We wouldn’t mind waiting.