infinitive or -ing

Andrés Francisco Ramírez Naharro
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Andrés Francisco Ramírez Naharro
Created by Andrés Francisco Ramírez Naharro about 4 years ago


Uso de infinitivo o -ing para FCE

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infinitive or -ing
1 -ing
1.1 after prepositions
1.1.1 after verb He is thinking of leaving the country
1.1.2 after noun I hate the idea of washing dishes
1.1.3 after adjective He is not very good at cooking
1.1.4 to as a preposition I´m not used to hearing noise
1.2 working as subject of sentence
1.2.1 Smoking is bad for your health
1.3 after some verbs
1.3.1 admit confesar He admitted having stolen the money
1.3.2 appreciate apreciar
1.3.3 avoid evitar
1.3.4 consider considerar They are considering moving again
1.3.5 delay retrasar
1.3.6 enjoy disfrutar I enjoy playing football
1.3.7 escape escapar
1.3.8 finish finalizar
1.3.9 suggest sugerir
1.3.10 understand comprender
1.4 following some verbal forms
1.4.1 can't help no poder evitar She can´t help loving you
1.4.2 can't stand no soportar
1.4.3 don't mind no importar
1.4.4 would mind importaría
1.4.5 be used to estar acostumbrado a I´m used to living on my own
1.4.6 get used to acostumbrarse a
1.4.7 feel like apetecer
1.4.8 it's not use ser inútil, no valer la pena
1.4.9 look forward to tener ganas de I look forward to hearing from you
2 infinitive
2.1 answering why question
2.1.1 Why did you stop working? To spend more time with my family
2.2 after adjectives
2.2.1 It's easy to love him
2.3 after some verbs
2.3.1 would like gustaría
2.3.2 want querer
2.3.3 need necesitar
2.3.4 decide decidir
2.3.5 hope esperar (desire)
2.3.6 pretend hacer parecer que, simular
2.3.7 expect esperar (anticipate)
2.3.8 learn aprender
2.3.9 offer ofrecer
2.3.10 afford permitir (pay for) proporcionar, dar (provide)
2.3.11 prepare preparar
2.3.12 mean significar
2.3.13 agree estar de acuerdo
3 two forms are possible infinitive and -ing
3.1 have the same meaning
3.1.1 with continuous form we use infinitive begin It began to snow / snowing continue start I started playing/ to play football when I was 4 It´s starting to snow
3.1.2 american english - infinitive british english - -ing after conditional we use infinitive form like dislike hate love prefer I´d like to dance with you
3.2 have differente meaning
3.2.1 like -ing form sth you like very much I like dancing infinitive form you are satisfied by the result I like to get up early
3.2.2 stop -ing form finish totally action I stop making noise infinitive form finish action to do another activity I stop to make noise
3.2.3 sorry for/aout -ing form sth in the past I am sorry for having offended you infinitive form sth in the future I am sorry to disturb you
3.2.4 go on -ing form carry on, continue doing sth My boss went on discussing the new project infinitive form change of activity My boss went to discuss the new project
3.2.5 regret -ing form sth in the past I regret saying that infinitive form to communicate bad news I regret to inform you that your flight has been cancelled
3.2.6 try -ing form experiment, try out Why don´t you try sending her flowers? infinitive form doing sth making an effort I tried to change the battery but I couldn´t
3.2.7 remember/forget -ing form sth occured in the past I remember switching off the lights when I went out infinitive form sth have to occur Remember to switch off the lights when you go out
3.2.8 need -ing form Passive voice. Necessity for doing sth He needs eating infinitive form obligation for doing sth I need to be there at 8.00
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