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When one verb follows another, it may appear in the infinitive or –ing form.

The form
depends on the first verb, and the following structures are possible.
E.g. Most people want to leave for a 100 years.

Other verbs include: allow (object+ to), decide, hope, manage, promise, teach (object+
We also use the infinitive with –to with would + verb.
E.g. I like playing/to play tennis. (Both options are correct).

 VERB + -ing.
E.g. We prefer watching comedies.
Other verbs include: practise, recommend, suggest, understand...
We also use the –ing form after a preposition.
E.g. I’m going to give up learning Spanish.

 VERB + infinitive (to) or –ing.

E.g. I like to travel/I like travelling. (Both options are correct).
Other verbs include: advise, begin, continue, like, love, hate...

A) Complete the sentences with the B) Underline the correct form. If both forms
verbs in brackets in the correct form. are possible, underline both.
- Most people want ______ (live) in - Will good food enable people to live/living
this part of town. longer?
-She decided _______ (cancel) the - I don’t want to work/working when I’m 65.
appointment. - We don’t need to keep on to travel/travelling.
- Do you enjoy ______ (watch) TV? - Do you enjoy to shop/shopping new things?
- He taught me ________ (play) - They promised to pick/picking up from the
chess. airport.
- They’re really good at _______ - At what age did you start to worry/worrying
(help) problems. about money?
- We should carry on _______ (drive) - She decided to buy/buying new clothes.
for another hour. - Would you like to have/having something to
- Are you allowed ________ (come) eat?
with me? - I like to walk/walking early in the morning.
- They suggested ________ (take) - Many people hate to learn/learning new things.
the train. - He succeeded in to convince/convincing them
- I’d love ________ (see) that new to employ him.
film. - Romeo and Juliet continued to see/seeing
- They started ________ (study) each other even their parents tried to
English when they were 7 and now, stop/stopping them.
they like _____ (learn) new things.