To infinitive and gerund (ing-form) We can use either to-infinitive or an –ing form after these verbs • • • • Begin Continue Start Intend Examples • • • • They began mixing with the wrong people They began to mix with the wrong people. She intends buying a new house. She intends to buy a new house. These verbs are followed by toinfinitive • • • • • • • Agree Choose Decide Plan Promise Refuse Want examples • “At last I realized I had destroyed my life” he said,”but I didn’t want to destroy my daughter’s too, so I chose to live a new life with her.” These verbs are followed by-ing form Admit Avoid Consider Deny Enjoy Risk Suggest Examples • I really enjoy protecting people and catching thieves. • The teacher suggested taking the students to the zoo. • My feet started shaking and there was a pain in my chest. • I suggested cutting down on my meals. More about -ing • • • • • • Used as a noun Dancing will help me get slimmer. After a preposition I am thinking of getting a new mobile. As an adjective Your working hour will be from nine to five More examples • I am thinking of being a policeman. I would like to have an exciting job like this. • My sister can be really silly and annoying • The lyrics are touching. They can touch my heart and make me smile or cry.