w3 clauses - Verbs Week 3 - 02 By Peiling Hsia 1. V-to-V In...

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Verbs Week 3 - 重重重重重重 02 By Peiling Hsia
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1. V-to-V In English, verbs often connect to other verbs by using to : Ex: I need to try to continue to work very hard. There are many English verbs that connect to other verbs in this way.
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Here are some of the most common ones: afford agree appear arrange ask attempt be beg beg begin care choose claim consent continue can't bear can't stand decide demand deserve desire expect fail forget get hate hesitate hope Intend learn like love manage mean need offer opt plan prefer prepare pretend profess promise refuse regret remember seem start stop strive struggle swear tend threaten try venture volunteer wait want wish would like yearn Underlined words may also be followed by a gerund (an -ing form).
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Special Notes: To make verbs connected by to negative, use an auxiliary + not for the first verb, but make the "connected" verbs negative by using only not : He doesn't (didn't, won't) need to try to continue to work so hard. He hasn't (hadn't) needed to try to continue to work so hard. He needs to try not to continue to work so hard. He needs to try to continue not to work so hard.
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Some of the verbs above have special meanings or uses when they follow to : be to ( + verb) = be expected to + verb get to ( + verb) = be permitted to + verb opt to ( + verb) = choose to + verb You're to be here no later than 10:30 AM. It's too bad that you didn't get to go to the party. He opted to take an early-morning flight so that he could get a lower price.
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Some of the verbs above have different meanings when they are followed by to + verb and when they are followed by a verb + -ing: regret to (v) = be sorry to (v) regret (v-ing) = be sorry about (v-ing) remember to (verb) = not forget to (v) remember (v-ing) = have a memory of (v-ing) stop to (v) = stop in order to (verb) stop (v-ing) = quit (v-ing) / no longer (v).
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2. V-O-to-V advise allow ask beg cause challenge command convince dare encourage expect forbid force get hire instruct invite like need order permit persuade promise remind require teach tell urge want warn would like Only a relatively small number of verbs can be used in this way. Here are some common ones:
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Special notes: (1) “advise” may also be followed by a gerund (-ing form). (2) The negative for constructions with V
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2012 for the course EECS 101 taught by Professor Hero during the Spring '11 term at National Taipei University.

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w3 clauses - Verbs Week 3 - 02 By Peiling Hsia 1. V-to-V In...

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