Grammar Infinitive - With to
These are some common verbs followed by an infinitive.
Agree - I don't agree to invite him for the party.
Appear - She appears to be a well mannered student.
Arrange - He arranged to hold a meeting.
Ask - They asked to sit with her.
Attempt - The team attempted to score a goal many times.
Beg - He begs to accept his application.
Can afford - He can afford to hire two more employees.
Can’t afford - He can't afford to hire employees anymore.
Can wait - They can wait to meet him.
Can’t wait - They can't wait to meet him.
Care - She doesn't care to be taunted.
Chance - They had a great chance to qualify for the final.
Choose - I chose to study Chemistry.
Claim - She claims to be raped by the neighbours.
Come - I have come to remove all the differences.
Consent - They have consented to have fruitful dialogues.
Dare - Who can dare to impeach prime minister.
Decide - She has decided to settle in America.
Demand - Opposition demands to take serious action against the terrorism.
Deserve - He deserves to have first position.
Elect - Captain won the toss and elected to bowl first.
Endeavor - They endeavored to implement on ceasefire.
Expect - They expected to be selected for the job.
Fail - We failed to achieve our goals.
Get - She got to know everything.
Grow (up) - The tree has grown to produce the fruits.
Guarantee - They guaranteed to get all the issues solved.
Hesitate - He hesitated to give speech in front of the audience.
Hope - We hope to see you again.
Hurry - He always hurries to take decisions.
Incline - He inclines to revert his decision.
Learn - Sarah has now learnt to live boldly.
Manage - We finally managed to win the match.
Mean - I mean to say that you are getting week day by day.
Need - He needs to start exercise again.
Neglect - She neglected to invite him.
Offer - Ibrahim offers to complete my project.
Pay - The company is paid to facilitate the customers.
Plan - We have planned to fly to Chicago this week.
Prepare - She prepares to attempt test.
pretend - He pretends to be the best.
Promise - They have promised to visit my home this weekend.
Prove - She has proved to be the best in her class.
Refuse - The opposition refused to accept the proposal.
Remain - He is the only person who remains to solve this crucial issue.
Request - I requested to consider my application.
Resolve - I resolve to achieve my targets within next 3 years.
Say - There must be something to be said to disagree with him.
Seek - He seeks to improve his knowledge.
Seem - She seems to be worried a little.
Strive - There were countless people in the past who strived to bring revolution.
Struggle - He struggled to find the reasonable job.
Swear - He swears to beat him in next fight.
Tend - He tends to go to the cinema.
Threaten - The forecast for tsunami threatens to bring huge destruction.
Turn out - Her performance turned out to be the best.
Volunteer - The people who volunteered to rescue the victims of earthquake.
Wait - She waited to be called by selection committee.
Want - I want to do the job after completing my education.
Wish - She wishes to become a singer.
Would like - I would like to have a cup of coffee.
Yearn - During the job he yearned to meet his family.
The phrases are followed by an infinitive with to
First - He was the first to celebrate the earth our.
Last - Ibrahim was the last to join the meeting.
Next - She is the next to be the president of the party.
Grammar infinitive after adjective
Glad - I am glad to see you here.
Shocked - She was shocked to hear the news.
Dangerous - It's dangerous to fight him.
Easy - It is easy to persuade her.
See also Kinds of adjective
Grammar infinitive after verb + object
- I love to sing a song. (i sing a song)
- I would love you to sing a song. (you sing a song)
- I want to improve English. (i improve English)
- I want you to improve English. (you improve English)
- I like to read the magazine. (i read magazine)
- I like you to read the magazine. (you read magazine)
- I request to join the group. (i join the group)
- I request you to join the group. (you join the group)
Grammar infinitive after question words
What - She doesn't know what to do.
How - Can you guide me how to write an application.
Where - He advised him where to apply for the job.
Infinitive and Gerund