Grammar Infinitive With to

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

Difference between Gerund and Infinitive

Gerund - English Grammar

Special Verbs followed by Gerund in passive sense

Infinitive and Gerund - with same meaning

Infinitive and Gerund - with different meaning

Infinitive Grammar

Infinitive without to - English Grammar

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