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Verb patterns refer to the way we use certain verbs with other verbs in a sentence in English. It’s important to understand verb patterns in order to sound natural in English, but the wrong verb pattern can also affect the meaning of a sentence.
Some verbs are followed by the ‘to’ infinitive, such as ‘manage to do’ or ‘arrange to do’. However, some other verbs are followed by a gerund, which is the ‘ing’ form of a verb, such as ‘keep doing’ or ‘avoid doing’.
There are also verbs that take both the ‘to’ infinitive and the gerund, which often changes the meaning.
In this series of video lessons, we're going to look at some examples of verb patterns together to help us understand them better.