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VERB + OBJECT + INFINITIVE

VERB + OBJECT + INFINITIVE


                       
      want             ask            expect               help          
     would like     would prefer          
                       
  There are two possible structures after these verbs :
                       
verb + infinitive                         verb + object + infinitive                  
                       
I asked to see the boss.        I asked Tom to help me.                  
We expected to be late.        We expected him to be late.                  
He would like to come.          He would like me to come.                  
                       
After help you can you verb with or without TO    
                       
  Can somebody help me [ to ] move this table?  
  My student helped me [ to ] bring my bag.    
                       
                       
  tell        remind        force        enable            persuade    
  order    warn           invite        teach{ how }    
  get { persuade }              
                       
    These verbs have the structure        
          verb + object + infinitive        
                       
  Remind me to call Harry tomorrow.      
  He warned me not  to touch anything.      
  Who taught you [ how ] to drive?        
  I got Jack to fix my car.            
                       
  Here is an example in the passive :      
                       
  I was warned not to touch anything.      
                       
                       
  advise       encourage          allow           permit    
                       
  There are two possible structures after these verbs.    
                       
  verb + ing [ without object ]        
                       
  I wouldn't advise staying at that hotel.      
  They don't allow smoking in this building.    
  [ smoking is not allowed in this building. ]    
                       
                       
  verb + object + infinitive        
                       
  I wouldn't advise you to stay at that hotel.    
  They don't allow you to smoke in this building.  
  [ You are not allowed to smoke in this building. ]
                       
                       
  make and let :              
                       
  These verbs have the structure  verb + base form :
                       
  The weather makes me feel uncomfortable.  
  I only did it because they made me do it.    
  She wouldn't let me read the letter.      
                       
  Do not use  TO after make and let :      
  They make me do it. [ not they made me to do it. ]
  Tom let me drive his car. [ Tom let me to drive. ]
                       
  but in passive make is followed by TO :    
                       
  I only did it because I was made to do it.    
                       
                       
                       
                       

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