Verbs and infinitive
These are the most common of the verbs followed by a to-infinitive, with or without a noun.
- I asked him to show me the book.
- I asked to see the book.
The verbs marked * can also be followed by a that-clause
dare: In negative and interrogative sentences the infinitive with or without ‘to’ is possible, though it is more common to omit the ‘to’:
- I never dared tell him what happened.
- Dare you tell him the news?
- Would you dare (to) jump out of a plane?
We’ve chosen John to represent the company at the conference.
- The driver didn’t try to stop after the accident.
- We expect you to do your best in the exam.
- Do you want to go to the beach?
- Do you want me to go with you to the beach?
- You are requested to be quiet in this library