Presentation on theme: "VERB PATTERNS. Some verbs can be followed by –ing form or to- infinitive with no change in meaning: Begin Bother Continue Love Prefer Start."— Presentation transcript:
Some verbs can be followed by –ing form or to- infinitive with no change in meaning: Begin Bother Continue Love Prefer Start
Some verbs can be followed by –ing form or to- infinitive but with change in meaning: Forget Go on Like Need Regret Remember Stop Try
Like I like going out with friends. (= I enjoy it) I like to see my dentist once a year. (= I think it‘s good for me)
Remeber I remeber speaking to her last night. (= I remeber that I spoke to her) I remebered to speak to her. (= I remebered and then I spoke to her)
Forget I won‘t forget seeing that film. (=I saw it and I won‘t forget it) I forgot to phone my aunt. (= I forgot, so I didn‘t phone her)
Regret I regret upsetting her. (=I‘m sorry that I upset her.) I regret to inform you that you didn´t get the job. (= I‘m sorry but I have to tell you that you didn‘t get the job)
Stop He stopped talking to his friend. (= He was talking and then he stopped) He stopped to talk to a friend. (= He stopped in order to talk)
Try I tried skiing, but I didn´t like it. I prefer snowboarding. I tried to ski, but I was falling all the time.
Go on He went on working until he was 70. (= he didn‘t stop working) After her studies she went on to become a successful surgeon. (= she finished her studies and then she bacame a successful surgeon)
Need The car needs washing. (= someone needs to wash the car) He needs to get up early. (= it‘s necessary for him to get up early)
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