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infinitive in English:

1. decide


Tom can't decide.
When you decide which plan you want, please notify us in writing.
Would you mind making an extra cup of coffee whenever you decide to have some?
If you decide to come to America, please let me know as soon as possible.
Let's decide what needs to be decided, then let's split into two teams, OK?
There are merits and demerits to both your opinions so I'm not going to decide right away which to support.
Whichever highway you decide on, it will be crowded with cars and trucks.
Here I decide, without hesitating, to take the alternative route.
We'll most likely go, but we'll decide once we see what the weather is like.
All are fated to die. However, you can't decide how and when you die.
If a high hill stood between A and B, it was important to decide whether the line should climb over it, pierce it with a tunnel, or make a detour to avoid it.
I had been at a loss as to what career to decide on, but your advice has helped me to see the light regarding my future.
Man plans things, but the gods decide.
If you ever decide to sell your old record collection, I want first dibs!

English word "infinitive"(decide) occurs in sets:

gerund and infinitive

2. need


I need time.
If there's anything else you need, just let me know.
If you want to study in the United States, you need to get a student visa.
The cheap prices tempted me to buy things I didn't need.
Hikers need to carry a compass with them to find their way through the woods.
Since it's not the rainy season, there's no need for an umbrella.
He never turns his back on a friend in need.
Take your time. I know you need a couple of days to reflect on it.
Those who are suffering from hunger in Africa need urgent help.
A formula is very convenient, because you need not think about it.
I'm stuck in a rut in my boring job and need to do something new.
To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.
Calculate how much money we will need next year.
We got this chair for nothing because the lady next door didn't need it anymore.
I read in the newspaper recently that the crops really need rain.

3. wont


be wont to do something
We were wont to meet at that pleasant spot.
I won’t mislead you, I won’t betray you, I won't shirk!
Again, the toddler says, "no, I won't" as he is wont to do.
If you’ve only slept for three hours, you certainly won’t do well in the exam.
One won’t hear much music in that pub.

4. wait


Please wait here.
I’m sorry to keep you waiting.
Whoever is at the door, please ask him to wait.
Nothing could be done, except wait.
If I wait, what's the possibility I can get a seat?
Wait, don't shoot!
My friend recommended that I shouldn't buy an iPad yet, but to wait until I see what Apple's competitors come out with.
Can the matter wait till tomorrow?
If I should be late getting home, please don't wait up for me.
I know you've been waiting a long time, but could you wait just a little bit longer?
I can't wait for spring to come so we can sit under the cherry trees.
I'll mail you the report in a jiffy, so you won't have to wait long.
The operator told me to hang up and wait for a moment.
Did any of you gentlemen wait on this man?
Wait in line, please.

5. try


I try.
These jeans feel too tight. May I try on another size?
I can't remember her address no matter how much I try.
Try not to spend so much time complaining about things you can't change.
Looks delicious. Think I'll try some.
To improve your fluency, you should try speaking with native speakers as often as you can.
Cats are like girls. If they talk to you it's great, but if you try to talk to them, it doesn't go so well.
A brewery we finance has made a new sweet sake and brought some to us asking us to try it.
The reason for your failure is that you did not try hard enough.
I want to try my best for as long as I am physically able to.
Your dream of becoming a baseball player will come true if you try hard.
If you give it a try, you will find this game very exciting.
I like to feel sad. I know that most people try to avoid any kind of sad feeling. But I think that is wrong.
You must think it's impossible, but could you at least give it a try?
No matter how much you try to convince people that chocolate is vanilla, it'll still be chocolate, even though you may manage to convince yourself and a few others that it's vanilla.

6. seem


You seem distant.
Though Tom's English seems quite good at times, he doesn't seem to know his limitations and it's impossible to convince him that he's wrong when he makes a mistake.
He seems to be an intelligent person. / He seems to be intelligent. / He seems an intelligent person.
I may seem confident, but I get extremely nervous speaking in front of people. My hands tremble, I get all tongue-tied, and sometimes I don't even know what I'm saying myself.
We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible.
The Parisian police, he said, "are exceedingly able in their way. They are persevering, ingenious, cunning, and thoroughly versed in the knowledge which their duties seem chiefly to demand."
Even the most graceful and imposing existing buildings may now be so sadly diminished as to seem slightly ridiculous beside the monster.
They move from place to place, often change jobs, divorce more frequently, and take economic and social risks which seem dangerous.
The people all praised the emperor's clothes without telling him the truth so as not to seem stupid, until a little boy said, "The emperor is naked!"
Japanese seem to prefer picking a marriage partner as much like themselves as possible, finding a job that provides security and slow but steady advancement, and putting money in the bank.
The real, biological nervous system is highly complex and includes some features that may seem superfluous based on an understanding of artificial networks.
You guys seem to think your proposal is far and away the best, but as far as I'm concerned it's all six of one and half-a-dozen of the other.
Visualization, a favorite tool of the psychologist, cannot solve all problems, but many so-called positive thinkers seem to think that it can.
On the other hand, there seem to be those among young folk who, while touching on Buddhism, have started to think of it as a vital spiritual support.
For, as blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman, so modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense.

7. refuse


She will probably refuse to follow his advice, because she doesn't like him.
Tom didn't have the courage to refuse to do what Mary asked him to do.
Never choose a vocation just because your friends are in it, nor refuse another just because your worst enemy is in it.
Don't refuse me.
Most people will refuse to admit they've made a mistake.
This noise is something which I refuse to put up with.
When Sony came back with a 2 billion bid, CBS could not refuse.
When children are ordered to do a certain thing by such adult standards, they frequently refuse to follow the instructions for no other reason than that they have been told to do so.
1. That's an offer I can't refuse. / 2. You know I can't refuse you anything.
The head teacher refused the students permission to have a party in the school hall.
(turn) My neighbour refused ... down the music and I had to call the police.
Even if they refuse, you can take a bottle of good wine with you.
no business will refuse to supply a good customer. she refused a cigarette
His request was refused.
She may well refuse to speak to you because she's in a very bad mood.

8. remember


Now I remember.
Cue cards are used primarily on television to help the actors remember their lines.
Now you've mentioned it, I remember coming here with my parents when I was a child.
Remember that oversleeping is no excuse for being late.
Whenever I hear that song, I remember my youth.
Choose a particular event you remember well.
Tom had been Mary's best friend for as long as she could remember.
Unless it's something fairly impressive, I won't remember it.
I remember it as if it were yesterday, but in reality it was fifteen years ago.
When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it happened or not.
I remember singing scales every day during music lessons.
I remember the event as vividly as if it were just yesterday.
You were thoughtful to remember me in this way.
A good password should be difficult to guess, but easy to remember.
I remember having a hot discussion about the matter with him.

9. promise


Eisenhower kept his promise.
He was a writer who had never lived up to the promise of his first novel.
A promise given under a threat is worthless.
Tom agreed to marry that man's daughter with the promise that he'd inherit the man's business.
They promise us the moon, but I suspect we can wait for the fulfillment of those promises till hell freezes over.
I realized one month had passed without my making good my promise.
There are conditions under which breaking a promise or telling a lie are acceptable.
I congratulate him and Governor Palin for all they have achieved, and I look forward to working with them to renew this nation's promise in the months ahead.
There is no dream of man which atomic power does not promise a chance to attain.
The whole county is favoring critical budget revisions which promise to protect education.
(help) Sarah always promises ... me in the kitchen but she never does.
The promise of permanent employment is almost non-existent today.
You promised me: "we will finish English early."
It was noticed after more than a month that that promise had not been carried out.

10. plan


What's the plan?
In the light of what you told us, I think we should revise our plan.
Allied military leaders found a way to defeat the Japanese plan.
Today, I plan to talk about the importance of sports in modern society.
At first I thought I liked the plan, but on second thought I decided to oppose it.
It looks like I'm outnumbered here. I hate to do it but I'll withdraw my plan.
Nobody can prevent this plan from being carried out.
Plan for the future because that's where you are going to spend the rest of your life.
The plan announced Tuesday calls for $54 billion in tax cuts.
Don't tell Tom about what we plan to do next weekend.
You should plan to leave between 6:00 and 7:00.
If you plan well, you can spend less time doing unnecessary things and get the work done faster.
The boy's plan was to study medicine and return to Saint Croix as a doctor.
Unless I hear from you, I'll plan to meet you at five.
His plan seemed to be too difficult, but before long it proved to be feasible.

11. offer


Besides lending books, libraries offer various other services.
The flimsy stalls in this restroom offer very little privacy.
It would be presumptuous to call myself his replacement, but I could offer some guidance.
to offer
Amsterdam offers an entirely unique atmosphere of freedom and entertainment.
I may not have much to offer in the way of learning or ability, but I want to do whatever I can for us all and humbly ask for your favor.
Further investigation will offer many opportunities to obtain more valuable knowledge of the ocean.
I wouldn't rule out the possibility of moving to another country if I get a good job offer.
Be careful when you shop, because some sales people will try to take advantage of you and offer you an expensive price.
The Waterfront's success could mean that other cities soon follow, creating areas that offer people a new kind of city living, with all the benefits and none of the stress, noise and pollution of crowded centres.
They offered me a job / promotion. She was offered a job in Singapore but turned it down. He offered to get me a cab.
"Would you like me to tell you more about the charity" He offered to tell me more about the charity.
they'll all be offered the chance to 'get chipped' if they wish
When you finally decide on our offer you can pay one hundred dollars per person and we shall hold the reservation.

12. mean


He is mean.
If you raise an eyebrow, it can mean "I want to have sex with you", but also "I find that what you just said is completely idiotic."
When my doctor told me to eat more vegetables, he didn't mean French fries.
The plants' mean height was 10,3 centimetres but some of them were as high as 15 centimetres.
He’s not very nice. He can be quite mean.
I mean it's just another manifestation of internet addiction really.
They don't use 'celeb' to mean 'rich man' over there. By which I determine that you are Japanese.
Although it's "Mac OS X", that doesn't mean that the Mac OS code itself has been upgraded to a new version.
The Waterfront's success could mean that other cities soon follow, creating areas that offer people a new kind of city living, with all the benefits and none of the stress, noise and pollution of crowded centres.
Did you know that when you say "America", it can mean the USA or the continent of both Americas?
It's written abazure (bitch). Surely this must mean a slut?
What do we mean by "global optimization"? It's kind of like if I gave you a pair of binoculars and told you to find me the highest mountain in the world, using only your eyes.
Being "really busy" does not mean running around and acting like you don't have time for anyone or anything.
In particular, it is customary for actual examples of use of the harmonic mean to generally cover "average speed," and explain no further than that.

13. hope


Never lose hope.
This note summarizes some information that we hope to discuss at the meeting in San Francisco.
What did he tell you about his hope?
We're going to eat a lot tonight so I hope you're not on a diet.
We hope you will understand the difficult circumstances we're working under.
She was unable to completely give up her hope of marrying him.
As always, I could only hope the police wouldn't stop me.
Let us hope the world will never be on the brink of a nuclear war.
Since there are usually multiple websites on any given topic, I usually just click the back button when I arrive on any webpage that has pop-up advertising. I just go to the next page found by Google and hope for something less irritating.
I have been taking ballet lessons since I was three and hope to be a ballerina.
The meeting was called off as there was no hope of agreement on either side.
Hope of finding the child alive is fading rapidly.
I hope that the jet lag isn't going to disturb my sleep schedule too much.
I hope to soon know much more than a few sentences in Dutch.
I realize I may not be the most desirable man in the world, but I still hope you'll consider going out with me.

14. manage


No matter how much you try to convince people that chocolate is vanilla, it'll still be chocolate, even though you may manage to convince yourself and a few others that it's vanilla.
Don't worry, I'll manage. / I tried many times and finally I managed.
I can't manage.
Japanese cameras, cars, and hi-fi equipment are used widely abroad, and few modern industries can manage without advanced electronic equipment developed in Japan.
Smokers are as aware as anybody else of the disadvantages of their hobby, but manage to live with that knowledge for two main reasons.
If speakers regularly mean something other than what they say, how is it that people manage to understand one another?
Although I broke test tubes and played about with chemicals for fun, I did occasionally manage to obey the teacher's instructions as well; repeating experiments that others had long ago undertaken.
As the proverb goes, “To manage a household and maintain relationships, you cannot do without money.”
When you use the last sheet, don't think: "The person after me will manage just fine."
I'm find it hard to manage my time, because I have so much to do.
I do not think it will come to that. I believe there are ways to manage the situation.
The other essential person you need to meet is Rosie, who manages the café.
utrzymać się How can anyone manage on such a low income? zarządzać He's no good at managing his money. Anyway, we managed to get there on time.
You make all the decisions on how to manage your business. To manage a business means to have control of how you run that business.
A prisoner is more obsessed with the idea of escaping than his warden by the idea of watching over him. Thus, a prisoner will always manage to escape.

15. expect


Office managers expect accuracy, efficiency, and dedication.
I expect you can tell from the quoted text, but this is a book written in a colloquial style.
Don't expect anything.
I may be playing the devil's advocate, but I have to ask, what are we going to do if we don't get all the customers we expect?
Just what you'd expect of a young lady, you certainly weren't left to live as you pleased.
I don't understand how in the world they can take your stuff for safekeeping, but then the post office guy has the nerve to tell you "Sorry, we lost it" and expect that to be the end of it.
You can't seriously expect that they won't recognize you in that disguise. That lopsided, dime store moustache is a dead giveaway!
I have these little habits that show themselves when I least expect it, so I have to watch myself.
We cannot expect to have halcyon days until we get safely through the crucial period in life.
He's on the playground, surrounded by 12-year-olds twice a day, five times a week! How do you expect him to be mature?
I expect you've chanted "kuwabara kuwabara" after a lightning flash, or have seen somebody do so.
It is not from the benevolence of the butcher the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.
In addition, they expect you to be hardworking, driven and have an outgoing personality with the ability to build rapport quickly.
Air traffic controllers in France are on strike this week so expect a bit of trouble there.
The Venus de Milo is only what's to be expected if you will go on biting your nails.

16. choose


Choose one.
Those who choose not to read have no advantage over those who can't read.
If you want to sound like a native speaker, it's easier if you choose one dialect and stick with it. Native speakers don't usually mix dialects in everyday speaking.
The best way to really know a person is to see how he behaves when he is absolutely free to choose.
If it were absolutely necessary to choose, I would rather be guilty of an immoral act than of a cruel one.
Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.
The best thing in the world for a man is to choose a good wife, the worst being to mistakenly choose an ill-suited one.
Would you send, by real mail, some brochures that will help me to choose a hotel?
One of the important differences between Japanese and Americans is that Japanese tend to choose a safe course in life, while Americans choose to explore and challenge life.
When I use a word, Humpty Dumpty said, it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less.
Those who choose to retire can do so as early as sixty-two, although starting to draw their Social Security distributions at that age would mean that the payments would be reduced by twenty percent.
Choose three words or phrases relating to your topic that other students might find interesting and useful and present them to the class.
I was surprised to come across vending machines that sell cans of coffee, where you can even choose between hot and cold ones.

17. ask


Ask me anything!
Well, I'll surely ask again.
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
I immediately wrote a letter to ask her, but she did not reply.
People ask you for criticism, but they only want praise.
If you ask me, reading comics is a complete waste of time.
He took my umbrella without bothering to ask.
If anyone was to ask what the point of the story is, I really don't know.
He's the last person I would ask help from, because he is completely unreliable.
Our section chief always makes a face at me when I ask him for something.
Why ask me? Wouldn't it be better to do it yourself?
I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.
Obviously, Tom had a lot on his mind, but I had no choice but to ask him to spend some time helping us with our problems.
Ask and you shall receive.
People sometimes ask me what I'm going to do when I retire.

18. appear


Problem appeared.
That's because they're the classic places for 'something' to appear. Like the grand piano that plays by itself, the human anatomical model that moves by itself ...
At no period of our ancient history does there appear to have been greater attention paid to the culture of the female mind than during the age of Elizabeth and at no time has there existed a greater number of amiable and respectable women.
The sun is currently in a period of low activity but even so large sunspots occasionally appear.
The mountains, too, at a distance appear airy masses and smooth, but seen near at hand, they are rough.
The collaboration between these somewhat eccentric men was filled with strain and compromise on both sides, but in the end they appear to have gotten on well.
Japan may appear to be peaceful and tranquil on the surface but the fact is that there are a lot of deep-rooted problems.
All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.
You're not a serious mathematician unless you crumple up a piece of paper in frustration every twenty minutes, look off into space, and appear to be questioning your very existence.
Religion, which should most distinguish us from the beasts, and ought most particularly elevate us, as rational creatures, above brutes, is that wherein men often appear most irrational, and more senseless than beasts.
Objectivity may be threatened or appear to be threatened by undue dependence on any audit client or group of connected clients.
The seventy disciples received the teaching of Confucius in the oral form, for words that satirize, criticize, praise, conceal, suppress, or ridicule cannot appear in writing.

19. agree


We agree.
I agree on an emotional level, but on the pragmatic level I disagree.
If you agree to buy 3,000 of them, we'll give you a 3 percent discount.
I was unwilling to agree to the proposal, but it seemed that I had no choice.
I agree with the ban in principle, but in practice it will be extremely difficult.
By signing a contract, you agree to certain terms and conditions.
Britain was in no hurry to agree on a peace treaty.
When we hear of a divorce we assume that it was caused by the inability of those two people to agree upon fundamentals.
While they don't agree, they continue to be friends.
It is impossible, you know, to make him agree.
Therefore, for any text you hold the copyright to, by submitting it, you agree to license it under the Creative Commons Attribution License 2.0 (fr).
Most students agree with the proposal, and made a list of arguments in favour of it.
He nodded as much as to say, I agree.
Certainly if someone is _that_ beautiful you'd draw back from approaching her. "Thought you'd agree."
If you would agree to answer some of the questions below, I would be extremely grateful.

20. afford


She affords cake and milk to our house. The round-the-world trip afforded me unforgettable experiences.
I never for a moment imagined I'd be able to afford to live in such a fancy house.
Whenever she goes shopping, she ends up buying more than she can afford.
I can afford
Don't get upset about small things. Try to think of things like a rich person who can afford not to argue.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
We must consider the question of whether we can afford such huge sums for armaments.
By pooling their money, they were able to afford a new computer for the office.
It was a purchase which he could not possibly afford.
We don't give discounts, the woman said sternly. "Regardless how small. Now, please take off the suit if you can't afford it."
Since neither one of us could afford to take the other to the movies, we went Dutch.
I can't afford it. afford to pay something. affordable. be able to afford something
He took a job abroad with an insurance company and earned so much that he could afford to retire aged 37.
With his characteristic sense of humour he told our Japanese hosts that when he was growing up his family was poor and had to survive on rabbit meat but at least they could afford a fork! Mr.
B1 to have enough money to buy something or enough time to do something: I can't afford a new computer. [+ to do sth] Can we afford to go away? Can we afford it? (Czy stać nas na to?)

21. after modal verbs



English word "infinitive"(after modal verbs) occurs in sets:

8.2 GRAMMAR: -ING FORM AND INFINITIVE

22. after let someone or make someone



23. pretend


Tom wondered if he should pretend to appreciate the dinner Mary made for him.
Even if you know the truth, you had better pretend otherwise at present.
Don't pretend
for you i could pretend like i was happy when i was sad
If she finds out that that uniform was one I bought to get my former girlfriend to be a pretend 'high school girl' ...
Everyone knows that theatre is a world of let's pretend.
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.
Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them.
The neighborhood has been gentrified. Now it's teeming with pretend hipsters slurping skinny lattes at Starbucks. They gather round coffee and free Wi-Fi like bees round a honeypot.
People sometimes pretend to be deaf when they hear a question they don't want to answer
He doesn’t pretend to enjoy the work, but he says that the atmosphere is much nicer than in the Houses of Parliament.
If you feel pain it means that you didn/t pretend.
I thought he was very rude when he pretended not to hear me.
Did you ever pretend to be ill so you didn't have to go to school?
Pedantry is properly the over-rating of any kind of knowledge we pretend to.

24. basic form of every verb



English word "infinitive"(basic form of every verb) occurs in sets:

Simply what I want to learn.