How to Teach VERB PATTERNS: '___ing' and 'to ___' after certain verbs
Posted by Insights to... - 13 Feb. 2018 - Teaching Articles

When studying verbals (infinitives, gerunds, and participles), we see that they are often used after other verbs.  But the verbs that infinitives come after aren't always the same as the ones preceding the ___ing form.  There's a long list of verbs that can go with infinitives and another long list that goes with gerunds/participles.  How are students supposed to remember which verbs go in which list?

This video breaks the lists down into a few groups of verbs.  Memorizing a few groups is easier than memorizing over a hundred words.  If your students are struggling with verb patterns, watch this video for ideas on how to help them out.

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