Infinitives: List of 50+ Verbs Followed by Infinitives in English

Infinitives! Following is a list of verbs followed by infinitives in English with example sentences to help you improve your English grammar.

Verbs Followed by Infinitives

Learn list of verbs followed by infinitives with examples in English.

  • afford  

We cannot afford to hesitate.

  • agree    

The professors agreed to disagree.

  • aim       

We aim to increase the speed of delivery.

  • appear  

The results appear to support your theory.

  • attempt  

Are you going to attempt to pass the exam?

  • ask        

Historians frequently ask to consult the collection.

  • arrange           

They had arranged to meet at noon.

  • beg        

I beg to differ with you.

  • begin    

The leaves begin to fall when autumn comes.

  • care      

Would you care to respond?

  • choose

Every day is beautiful if you choose to see it.

  • claim   

She claims to have new data.

  • consent         

Will you consent to run for office?

  • continue         

The finance minister will continue to mastermind Poland’s economic reform.

  • dare      

I wouldn’t dare to call him. He’s very angry.

  • decide  

He has decided to live in France.

  • demand              

I demand to see the results of the survey.

  • deserve        

She deserves to have a fair hearing.

  • dislike  

We dislike to have anyone patronize us.

  • expect  

What time do you expect to arrive home?

  • fail       

The teacher failed to recognise my good work.

  • forget

She forgot to turn off the tap, so there was water all over the floor.

  • get     

We’ve got to get the economy under control or it will literally eat us up.

  • hesitate             

I hesitate to try the experiment again.

  • hope  

He hope to find a job in Cork soon.

  • hurry    

It had to hurry to find a home because I was already on to something else.

  • intend  

I heard they intend to marry.

  • learn      

We have learned to proceed with cautions.

  • like  

She liked to sunbathe in the seclusion of her own garden.

  • love  

I love to ramble through the fields and lanes in this part of the country.

  • manage   

How did she manage to find the solution?

  • mean    

I didn’t mean to hurt your feelings.

  • neglect

The author neglected to provide an index.

  • need    

Do we need to find new subjects?

  • offer      

She offered to help me move my things to my new house.

  • plan      

Next year I plan to travel around the world.

  • prefer    

Would you prefer to live in the country instead of a town?

  • prepare      

He was not prepared to give a lecture.

  • pretend  

She was pretending to cry. I knew she was lying.

  • proceed   

They will proceed to build another laboratory building.

  • promise          

He promised to collect her from the airport.

  • propose

We propose to deal with this subject in the following chapter.

  • refuse  

She refused to cooperate any longer.

  • remember          

He had remembered to bring a pair of gloves, unlike me.

  • seem    

Something seems to be wrong with your design.

  • start 

The child started to sob when he couldn’t find his mother.

  • stop   

His secretary stopped taking notes to gape at me.

  • struggle     

We struggled to understand her point of view.

  • swear   

He swears to tell the truth.

  • threaten              

The team threatened to stop their research.

  • try      

We tried to confuse the enemy.

  • volunteer   

Will you volunteer to lead the group?

  • wait      

We could not wait to hear the outcome.

  • want    

She did not want to go first.

  • wish   

Do you wish to participate?

List of Verbs Followed by Infinitives

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