Verbs Followed By Infinitives
These verbs followed by infinitives; agree, appear, arrange, care, claim, decide, demand, deserve, fail, get (be allowed to), happen, hesitate, hope, intend, learn, manage, offer, plan, pretend, refuse, seem, swear, tend, vow, wait, yearn.
agree – Tom agreed to help me.
appear – His health appeared to be better.
arrange – Naomi arranged to stay with her cousin in Miami.
care – He doesn’t care to participate in the…
claim – She claimed to be a princess.
decide – We decided to go to Hawaii.
demand – He demanded to speak to Mr. Harris.
deserve – He deserves to go to jail.
fail – He failed to get enough money to pay for the new project.
get (be allowed to) – Debbie gets to go to the concert next week! Why can’t I?
happen – She happened to be at the bank when it was robbed.
hesitate – She hesitated to tell me the problem.
hope – I hope to begin college this year.
intend – We intend to visit you next spring.
learn – I learned to speak Japanese when [was a kid.
manage – He managed to open the door without the key.
offer – Frank offered to drive us to the supermarket.
plan – We plan to go to Europe this summer.
pretend – The child pretended to be a monster.
refuse – The guard refused to let them enter the building.
seem – Nancy seemed to be disappointed.
swear – She swore to tell the truth.
tend – He tends to be a little shy.
vow – He vowed to get revenge.
wait – She waited to buy a movie ticket.
yearn – Melanie yearns to travel somewhere exotic.