Infinitive after Certain Verbs

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Infinitive after Certain Verbs The infinitive is most often used as the complement of another verb. Some verbs are followed  immediately by the infinitive and do not require a preposition. These may be categorized as follows:  Verbs of motion and perception.  For example:  Je le regarde travailler.  (I watch him work.)  Nous les entendons crier.  (We hear them shouting.)  Elle voit ses enfants jouer.  (She sees her children playing.)  The verbs most often used this way are: apercevoir  (to notice) 
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Unformatted text preview: • écouter (to listen) • entendre (to hear) • paraître (to appear) • regarder (to watch) • voir (to see) • Verbs indicating thought or most declarative verbs. For example: • Il espère pouvoir venir. (He hopes to be able to come.) • Elle nie connaître ce garçon. (She denies knowing that boy.) The verbs most often used this way are: • affirmer (to affirm) • croire (to believe) • espérer (to hope) • nier (to deny)...
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