VERB + DIRECT OBJECT + to INFINITIVE

VERB + DIRECT OBJECT + to INFINITIVE

This post contains an example of overlapping B1 grammar points located inside two different categories.

  • Point 6 in the category of REPORTED SPEECH is defined as:

REPORTED REQUESTS AND COMMANDS with ‘ask’ or ‘tell’ + direct object and ‘to-‘infinitive

  • Point 38 in the category of VERBS/patterns is defined as:

some verbs of requesting and commanding followed by a direct object and a ‘to-‘infinitive

Included in the EGP examples for point 38 are:’would like’, ‘want’ and ‘ask’.


A search in iWeb corpus for:

ASK * TO _VVI

1 ASK YOU TO PROVIDE 3029
2 ASKED ME TO COME 2066
3 ASKED ME TO WRITE 1616
4 ASK YOU TO PAY 1493
5 ASKED ME TO TAKE 1449
6 ASKED ME TO MAKE 1416
7 ASK YOU TO TAKE 1369
8 ASKED ME TO GO 1357
9 ASKED ME TO HELP 1298
10 ASK YOU TO SEND 1127
11 ASK THEM TO HELP 1066
12 ASK THEM TO WRITE 1062
13 ASK YOU TO CONFIRM 1059


14 ASK YOU TO SIGN 1041

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15 ASK THEM TO MAKE 992
16 ASK THEM TO TAKE 981
17 ASK YOU TO COMPLETE 960
18 ASK YOU TO MAKE 930
19 ASKED HIM TO COME 918
20 ASK YOU TO ENTER 914
21 ASK GOD TO HELP 903
22 ASK YOU TO LEAVE 898
23 ASK YOU TO PLEASE 880
24 ASK YOU TO GIVE 860
25 ASK THEM TO SEND 845
26 ASKING YOU TO CONFIRM 791
27 ASK THEM TO SHARE 790
28 ASKED ME TO SEND 762
29 ASK THEM TO TELL 761
30 ASK THEM TO GIVE 758

TELL * TO _VVI

1 TOLD ME TO GO 3456
2 TOLD ME TO GET 2399
3 TOLD ME TO TAKE 2266
4 TOLD HIM TO GO 1809
5 TELL YOU TO GO 1517
6 TOLD HIM TO GET 1479
7 TOLD ME TO STOP 1343
8 TOLD ME TO COME 1308
9 TOLD ME TO USE 1294
10 TELL THEM TO GO 1174
11 TOLD HIM TO STOP 1085
12 TOLD ME TO CALL 1004
13 TOLD ME TO TRY 999
14 TOLD ME TO KEEP 989
15 TELL YOU TO GET 937
16 TOLD HER TO GO 884
17 TELL THEM TO STOP 875
18 TOLD ME TO PUT 819
19 TOLD ME TO WAIT 800
20 TOLD HIM TO TAKE 758
21 TELL THEM TO GET 732
22 TOLD HER TO GET 731
23 TELL YOU TO USE 728
24 TELL HIM TO GO 726
25 TOLD THEM TO GO 718
26 TELL YOU TO TAKE 714
27 TELL YOU TO STOP 703
28 TELLING ME TO GO 652
29 TOLD HIM TO LEAVE 649
30 TELL ME TO GO 643

WANT * TO _VVI

1 WANT YOU TO KNOW 17498
2 WANT IT TO LOOK 4341
3 WANT IT TO GO 3896
4 WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW 3855
5 WANT YOU TO GET 3712
6 WANTED YOU TO KNOW 3591
7 WANT YOU TO THINK 3533
8 WANT THEM TO KNOW 3304
9 WANT YOU TO FEEL 3107
10 WANT YOU TO SEE 2908
11 WANT YOU TO TAKE 2602
12 WANT THAT TO HAPPEN 2514
13 WANT YOU TO GO 2479
14 WANT THEM TO GO 2187
15 WANTS YOU TO KNOW 2079
16 WANT THEM TO SEE 1994
17 WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND 1925
18 WANT THEM TO FEEL 1917
19 WANT PEOPLE TO SEE 1810
20 WANT THIS TO HAPPEN 1775
21 WANT THEM TO GET 1774
22 WANT PEOPLE TO THINK 1729
23 WANT YOU TO COME 1675
24 WANT IT TO WORK 1633
25 WANT YOU TO MAKE 1602
26 WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW 1553
27 WANT IT TO END 1553
28 WANT ME TO GO 1491
29 WANT IT TO HAPPEN 1450
30 WANT THEM TO LOOK 1392

*D_VM LIKE * TO _VVI

1 WOULD LIKE YOU TO KNOW 653
2 WOULD LIKE YOU TO BELIEVE 639
3 WOULD LIKE US TO BELIEVE 413
4 WOULD LIKE IT TO APPEAR 398
5 ‘D LIKE YOU TO MEET 352
6 WOULD LIKE YOU TO THINK 302
7 WOULD LIKE US TO CONSIDER 264
8 WOULD LIKE YOU TO TAKE 222
9 WOULD LIKE YOU TO CONSIDER 212
10 ‘D LIKE YOU TO KNOW 192
11 WOULD LIKE US TO SEND 184
12 WOULD LIKE YOU TO JOIN 169
13 WOULD LIKE US TO ADD 166
14 WOULD LIKE US TO KNOW 154
15 WOULD LIKE IT TO GO 144
16 ‘D LIKE YOU TO TAKE 142
17 WOULD LIKE YOU TO MEET 133
18 WOULD LIKE YOU TO TELL 131
19 WOULD LIKE US TO COVER 129
20 ‘D LIKE YOU TO CONSIDER 127
21 WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW 124
22 WOULD LIKE ME TO WRITE 123
23 WOULD LIKE IT TO LOOK 123
24 ‘D LIKE YOU TO THINK 117
25 WOULD LIKE EVERYONE TO KNOW 115
26 WOULD LIKE US TO CONTACT 115
27 WOULD LIKE US TO HELP 114
28 WOULD LIKE YOU TO HELP 110
29 WOULD LIKE US TO THINK 109
30 WOULD LIKE ME TO SEND 109


A2 vocabulary:

add, believe, call, complete, contact, cover, enter, everyone, god, happen, join, keep, share, sign, try

B1:

appear, confirm, consider, provide


PELIC STUDENT EXAMPLE:

Then she asked me to bring my dog to a pet salon and cut all her fur.

Chinese, Female, Level 3, Writing Class.

 

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