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VERBS + TO INFINITIVE

agree
They agreed to give him a try.
(Aceptaron darle una prueba.)

appear
He appeared to know everything.
(Pareca saber todo.)

arrange
I have arranged to meet him on Monday.
(He arreglado para verlo el lunes.)

ask
She asked to see her doctor.
(Pidi ver a su mdico.)

care
He doesn't care to answer.
(Prefiere no responder.)

choose
We chose to ignore it.
(Escogimos ignorarlo.)

claim
He claims to be an expert.
(Asegura que es un experto.)

decide
She decided not to go to the party.
(Decidi no ir a la fiesta.)

demand
I demand to see the person in charge!
(Exijo ver a la persona que est a cargo!)

deserve
He deserves to win the contest.
(Merece ganar la competicin.)

expect
He expected to be home sooner.
(Esperaba estar en casa antes.)

fail
They failed to follow the instructions.
(No siguieron las instrucciones.)

get
It's not fair that she gets to see him before the others.
(No es justo que ella pueda verlo antes que los dems.)

happen
I happened to pass by, so we had a chat.
(Pas por casualidad, entonces charlamos un rato.)

hesitate
Don't hesitate to call.
(No dudes en llamar.)

hope
I hope to see you soon.
(Espero verte pronto.)

intend
She didn't intend to hurt you.
(No era su intencin lastimarte.)

know how
He knows how to run a business.
(l sabe cmo manejar un negocio.)

learn
He learned to speak Spanish very quickly.
(Aprendi a hablar el espaol muy rpido.)

manage
We managed to finish everything on time.
(Pudimos terminar todo a tiempo.)

offer
He offered to go for a walk.
(Ofreci ir a dar un paseo.)

plan
You planned to meet us here.
(Planeaste vernos aqu.)

prepare
We were preparing to leave when the phone rang.
(Estbamos preparndonos para salir cuando son el telfono.)

pretend
He pretended not to hear a word.
(Fingi no haber escuchado una palabra.)

promise
She promised to take us with her next time.
(Prometi llevarnos con ella la prxima vez.)

refuse
I refuse to cooperate.
(Me niego a cooperar.)

seem
It seems to be broken.
(Parece estar roto.)
swear
He swore to take revenge.
(Jur tomar venganza.)

tend
These plants tend to grow slowly.
(Estas plantas tienden a crecer lentamente.)

threaten
He has threatened to hurt us.
(Ha amenazado con hacernos dao.)

undertake
She undertook to design the new collection.
(Asumi la tarea de disear la nueva coleccin.)

wait
The runners were waiting to start.
(Los corredores estaban esperando para empezar.)

want
I want to speak with you in private.
(Quiero hablar contigo en privado.)

wish
I wish to change my address.
(Deseo cambiar mi direccin.)

would like
I would like to add something before we continue.
(Me gustara agregar algo antes de que sigamos.)

yearn
She yearns to go free.
(Anhela estar en libertad.)
VERBS + GERUND (-ING)

anticipate
We didn't anticipate winning this match.
(No anticipamos ganar este partido.)

appreciate
I really appreciate you coming.
(Realmente agradezco que hayas venido.)

avoid
Let's avoid being late.
(Evitemos llegar tarde.)

can't help
I can't help counting those calories.
(No puedo evitar contar esas caloras.)

complete
He completed baking the apple pie.
(Complet la preparacin de la torta de manzana.)

consider
She never considered moving to England.
(Nunca consider mudarse a Inglaterra.)

delay
We delayed moving to the new house until the spring.
(Postergamos mudarnos a la nueva casa hasta la primavera.)

deny
He will deny stealing that car.
(Negar haber robado ese coche.)

despise
She despises asking for favors.
(Odia pedir favores.)

discuss
We discussed buying a bigger apartment.
(Hablamos de comprar un piso ms grande.)

dislike
She dislikes cooking and baking.
(No le gusta cocinar ni hornear.)

don't mind
I don't mind waiting.
(No me molesta esperar.)

enjoy
She enjoys reading.
(Disfruta leer.)
forgive
Can you forgive me for not fixing the car?
(Puedes perdonarme por no haber arreglado el coche?)

imagine
Can you imagine living on the moon?
(Te puedes imaginar viviendo en la luna?)

involve
The new project involves writing and rewriting many reports.
(Este nuevo proyecto involucra escribir y reescribir muchos informes.)

keep
She keeps coming late!
(Sigue llegando tarde!)

mention
I never mentioned meeting him.
(Nunca mencion haberlo conocido.)

mind
Will he mind switching rooms?
(Le molestar cambiar de habitacin?)

miss
I miss chatting with you.
(Extrao charlar contigo.)

postpone
Let's postpone going out of town.
(Posterguemos irnos de viaje.)

practice
He practices playing the guitar daily.
(Practica tocar la guitarra diario.)

recall
Can you recall ordering this product?
(Recuerdas haber pedido este producto?)

recommend
The doctor recommends resting in bed.
(El mdico recomienda descansar en cama.)

report
They reported seeing him leave with a stranger.
(Reportaron haberlo visto irse con un desconocido.)

resent
He resents doing it all by himself.
(Resiente haberlo hecho completamente solo.)
resist
I can't resist liking him.
(No puedo resistir su encanto. Me cae bien.)

resume
They resumed talking after the teacher left.
(Volvieron a hablar despus de que sali el profesor.)

risk
Would you risk losing everything?
(Te arriesgaras a perderlo todo?)

suggest
I suggest not taking him too seriously.
(Sugiero no tomarlo muy en serio.)

tolerate
We can't tolerate being screamed at.
(No podemos tolerar que nos griten.)

understand
He couldn't understand her leaving so suddenly.
(No pudo entender que ella se hubiera ido tan de repente.)
VERBS + INFINITIVE OR GERUND (-ING)

forget

He forgot opening the window.


(Se olvid de haber abierto la ventana.)

(Significado: Abri la ventana pero se olvid de esta accin.)

He forgot to open the window


(Se olvid de abrir la ventana.)

(Significado: Tena que abrir la ventana pero se olvid de hacerlo.)

regret

She regrets quitting her job.


(Se arrepienta de renunciar en el trabajo.)

(Renunci y ahora se arrepienta de haberlo hecho.)

She regrets to quit her job.


(Le da pesar renunciar en el trabajo.)

(No le gusta tener que renunciar en el trabajo.)

stop

He stopped chatting.
(Dej de charlar.)

(Estaba charlando y despus dej de hacerlo.)

He stopped to chat.
(Par para charlar.)

(Estaba haciendo otra cosa y despus dej de hacerlo para poder charlar.)

remember

I remembered locking the storage.


(Me acordaba de haber cerrado el galpn con llave.)

(Tena una memoria en mi mente de haber cerrado el galpn con llave.)

I remembered to lock the storage.


(Me acord de cerrar el galpn con llave.)

(Cerr el galpn con llave tal como deba.)


try

They tried moving to Australia.


(Probaron una mudanza a Australia.)

(Se mudaron a Australia por un tiempo para ver si les gustaba.)

They tried to move to Australia.


(Intentaron mudarse a Australia.)

(Hicieron un intento de mudarse a Australia, pero no fue exitoso. No se mudaron a Australia


despus de todo.)