Verb patterns

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decidir (decide) comenzar
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decide to start
querer (want) ayudar
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want to help
imaginar (imagine) elevar
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imagine raising
intentar (aim) cambiar
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aim to change
alentar (encourage) a las personas a tener
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encourage people to have
importar (mind) estar
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mind being
ofrecer (offer) sentarse
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offer to sit
gustar (fancy) hacer
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fancy doing
consider (consider) llevar puesto
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consider wearing
promete (promise) patrocinar
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promise to sponsor
disfrutar (enjoy) horneando
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enjoy baking
perder (miss) viendo
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miss watching
espero (hope) pasar
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hope to pass
tengo la intención (intend) de mantener
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intend to keep
PV- Say an action finishes
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stop + -ing
PV- Say why an action finishes - para a, parar de (Nuestro equipo decidió parar a dormir)
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Our team decided to stop to sleep (stop + infinitive)
PV- attempt something unsuccessfully
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try + infinitive
PV- attempt something to see what happens
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try + -ing
PV- (never) forget a past event
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forget + -ing
PV- Forget something you are or were supposed to do
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forget + infinitive
PV- Recall a definite past event
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remember + -ing
PV- Recall something you are or were supposed to do
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remember + infinitive
PV- be sorry for what happened
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regret + -ing
PV- be sorry for what you are going to say
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regret + infinitive
PV- Really like this activity
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love + -ing
PV- Really like this activity (often with a time expression)
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love + infinitive
PV- Say an action finishes - Será (would) mejor que dejemos de hablar y comencemos a correr.
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We would better stop talking and start running.
PV- Say why an action finishes - Paremos para verificar.
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Let's stop to check.
PV- attempt something unsuccessfully - Traté de aprender a nadar pero fue muy difícil.
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I tried to learn to swim but it was really difficult.
PV- attempt something to see what happens - Intenté unirme al gimnasio pero fue muy aburrido
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I tried joining the gym but it was so boring.
PV- (never) forget a past event - Nunca olvidaré haberme dejado mi mi pasaporte atrás.
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I'll never forget leaving my passport behind.
PV- Forget something you are or were supposed to do - Casi olvidé cogerlo ayer
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I nearly forgot to pick it up yesterday.
PV- Recall a definite past event - Recuerdo haberlos visto en la mesa.
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I remember seeing them on the table
PV- Recall something you are or were supposed to do - Me acordé de traer los pasaportes.
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I remembered to bring the passports.
PV- be sorry for what happened - Siento pararme ahora
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I regret stopping now.
PV- be sorry for what you are going to say - Siento informarte de que eso no es muy sano
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I regret to inform you that's not very healthy!
PV- Really like this activity - Me encanta la comida Mexicana
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I love eating Mexican food.
PV- Really like this activity (often with a time expression) - Me encanta cocinar todos los días
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I love to cook every day.
recomendarle (recommend) que haga
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recommend him to do
negarse (refuse) a tomar
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refuse to take

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