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Unit 53. Verb + to… (decide to do / forget to do etc.)
(глагол + infinitive)

offer
agree
refuse
decide
plan
arrange
hope
aim
learn
deserve
affroid
forget
attempt
manage
fail
promise
threaten
 

If these verbs are followed by another verb, the structure is usually verb + to… (infinitive):

Note these examples with the negative not to…:

With many verbs you cannot normally use to… . For example, enjoy/think/suggest:

For verb + -ing, see Unit 52.

For verb + preposition + -ing, see Unit 61.

We also use to… after: seem appear tend pretend claim. For example:

There is also a continuous infinitive (to be doing) and a perfect infinitive (to have done):

We say ‘decide to do something’, ‘promise to do something’ etc. In the same way, we say ‘a decision to do something’, ‘a promise to do something’ etc. (noun + to…):

After dare you can use the infinitive with or without to:

But after daren't (or dare not), you must use the infinitive without to:

After the following verbs you can use a question word (what/whether/how etc.) + to…: ask decide know remember forget explain learn understand wonder

We asked
Have you decided
I don't know
Do you understand
how
where
whether
what
to get
to go
to apply
to do?
to the station.
for your holidays?
for the job or not.
 

Also: show / tell / ask / advise / teach somebody what / how / where to do something:

Verb + -ing see Unit 52.

Verb + object + to… (want etc) see Unit 54.

Verb +to… and -ing see Unit 54, Unit 55, Unit 56, Unit 57

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