What are verb patterns?

Some verbs take the infinitive form, some take the "ing" form and some verbs can take both forms. The best way to become familiar with these patterns is to focus on groups of high-frequency verbs and practise using them as often as possible.

"I'm studying English but my friend wants to study Norwegian".

Watch the video to find out more then try the quiz to see what you have learned.

Are these sentences CORRECT or INCORRECT?

I would like working tomorrow.

Incorrect - I would like to work tomorrow.

I enjoy studying.


I can to afford travelling very often.

Incorrect - I can afford to travel very often.

I don't want playing football.

Incorrect - I don't want to play football.

Did he offer to take you to the airport?


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