Verb + TO infinitive (range)

Verb + TO infinitive (range)

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Point 43 at B1 in VERBS/patterns is defined as:

a wide range of verbs followed by a ‘to-‘ infinitive

Two examples of ‘wide range’ from the EGP are:

‘decided to change’
‘seems to be’

An iWeb search for:

_V _TO _V

1 GOING TO BE 1070119
2 NEED TO BE 940152
3 HAVE TO BE 703945
4 NEEDS TO BE 543843
5 WANT TO BE 507853


6 SEEMS TO BE 500367 (same as EGP example)

PELIC STUDENT: Japanese,Female,3,w

This job seems to be gorgeous on the surface, but I believe it’s really difficult job.


 

7 HAS TO BE 367563
8 HAVE TO DO 344202
9 SEEM TO BE 322764
10 IS TO BE 308533
11 NEED TO DO 299088
12 NEED TO KNOW 289891
13 WANT TO DO 288434
14 WANT TO MAKE 269476
15 WANT TO GET 237468
16 GOING TO HAVE 237403


17 APPEARS TO BE 237075

Japanese,Female,4,w

I think that there appears to be a difference between their definition of success and mine.

*note the complexity gets hidden by the other B1 grammar.


18 USED TO BE 234916
19 HAD TO BE 232624
20 WANT TO KNOW 221231
21 TRYING TO GET 216776
22 WANT TO SEE 215955
23 NEED TO GET 192169
24 WANT TO USE 190856
25 GOING TO GET 188247
26 NEED TO MAKE 188201
27 WANT TO GO 180317
28 HAVE TO GO 177010
29 NEED TO HAVE 175694
30 TEND TO BE 175552
31 HAVE TO SAY 172569
32 GOING TO DO 168842
33 HAVE TO PAY 168416
34 APPEAR TO BE 162362
35 SEEMS TO HAVE 162241
36 LIKE TO SEE 161066
37 WANT TO HAVE 149452


38 EXPECTED TO BE 146581

Chinese,Male,5,w

Although it was expected to be hot in June , that Saturday was so hot that I felt I even could not breathe.

*hidden under C1 grammar


39 CONSIDERED TO BE 141434

Japanese,Female,5,w

The jury duty can rob jurors of their time. This duty is considered to be the responsibility of citizens and is supposed to be approved by the society.

*the grammar is hidden behind other B1 grammar. 


40 SEEM TO HAVE 139829
41 HAVE TO MAKE 132597
42 ARE TO BE 130556
43 CONTINUE TO BE 128578
44 GET TO KNOW 127828
45 HAVE TO WAIT 126125
46 HAVE TO WORRY 124128
47 WANT TO TAKE 124029
48 IS TO MAKE 122898
49 MEANT TO BE 120866
50 NEED TO TAKE 118790
51 HAS TO OFFER 117266
52 SEEMED TO BE 115993
53 DESIGNED TO BE 112954
54 NEED TO USE 112890
55 HAVE TO GET 112028
56 HAVE TO HAVE 111749
57 HAVE TO TAKE 110408
58 GOING TO MAKE 108793
59 SAID TO BE 108712
60 TRYING TO FIND 108275
61 IS TO USE 107635
62 TRYING TO MAKE 105578
63 WANTED TO BE 105532
64 TRY TO GET 103519
65 NEEDED TO BE 103042
66 WANT TO KEEP 101278
67 HAD TO DO 99685
68 IS TO PROVIDE 98154 (not first verb)
69 GOING TO TAKE 98050
70 IS TO GET 96010
71 GOING TO GO 94678
72 NEED TO GO 93897
73 WANTED TO DO 93361
74 HAVE TO USE 92033
75 WAS TO BE 91315
76 FOUND TO BE 90939
77 LIKE TO BE 88840
78 IS TO HAVE 88603
79 HAS TO DO 87092
80 LIKE TO KNOW 86630
81 TRYING TO DO 85464
82 GOING TO HAPPEN 85367
83 BELIEVED TO BE 83984
84 TRYING TO FIGURE 82218 (‘figure’ is not the first verb)
85 CONTINUES TO BE 81368
86 PROVED TO BE 81095
87 DESIGNED TO HELP 80812
88 WANT TO TRY 80336
89 USED TO MAKE 79746
90 WANT TO GIVE 78788
91 NEED TO FIND 75174
92 HAD TO GO 75167
93 WANTS TO BE 75084
94 TRY TO MAKE 73971
95 THOUGHT TO BE 73970
96 WANTED TO MAKE 73171
97 LIKE TO HAVE 72160
98 WANT TO LEARN 71979
99 WANT TO ADD 71229
100 TENDS TO BE 70350

B1 vocabulary:

appear, appears, considered, continue, continues, expected, get to know, meant to, proved, seem, seemed, seems, used to

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