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Nível Fluente › BRIC

VERB + GERUND X VERB + INFINITIVE
Dialog: "Uh, start investing, now...in what??"

Some verbs like, stop, finish, enjoy, consider, suggest, and avoid are usually always followed by the gerund (-ing); while some, like afford, decide, refuse, promise, hope, and deserve are usually always followed by the infinitive.

 

1)   VERB + GERUND

  • I stopped eating red meat when I was 14 years old.
  • I finished reading the book while I was on the plane.
  • In the winter I really enjoy curling up on the couch with a hot cup of hot cocoa and watching movies.
  • Have you considered changing jobs?
  • I suggest making a shopping list before you go to the supermarket.
  • I've avoided talking to my husband since we divorced.

 

2)   VERB + INFINITIVE

  • My husband and I can't afford to send our triplets to college so they've applied for scholarships.
  • We've decided to take a train from the south of Spain to the north of France.
  • Sarah refuses to accept that Josh doesn't want to be with her anymore.
  • Rick promised to walk the dog as soon as he got home from school.
  • Jessica hopes to get all A's this semester so her parents will let her go to Hawaii with her friends.
  • After putting in as many hours as Steve has, he really deserves to be promoted.

 

Some verbs can be followed by both the gerund and the infinitive:
begin
, start, continue, intend, and bother

  • Ed began to row/rowing last month.
  • I've started to read/reading this great book about ancient Greece.
  • Continue to work/working on your report while I get dinner ready.
  • Ana and Dave intend to arrive/arriving at the party around 10 o'clock.
  • The maid's coming tomorrow so I wouldn't bother to do/doing the dishes.

 

Sobre esta aula

What’s that magic touch that Brazil has that’s made it immune to the global economic downturn? Is it the sun, the sand, and the samba? And why is it that investors are looking to Brazil as a top pick among BRIC markets to invest in? In today’s lesson you’ll find out the answer to that, and as an added bonus you’ll get to learn some cool vocabulary related to the world of finance! Ok, maybe it’s not so cool, but it’s definitely interesting.

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