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Vocabulary

1 course Intermediate

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Common verbs which take -ING


Diagrams
Love / Prefer / Enjoy / Like / Not Mind
Like (+ -)
Mind / Not Like / Dislike / Hate
Dislike (- +)
Suggest / Practise / Spend / Stop

Other verbs

Examples

N
Verb
1.1. Love

Meaning
Amar, adorar

1.2. Prefer

Preferir

1.3. Enjoy

Disfrutar

1.4. Like

Gustar

1.5. Not mind

No importar

2.1. Mind

Importar

2.2. Not like

No gustar

2.3. Dislike

Tener aversin a...

2.4. Hate

Odiar

3.1. Suggest

Sugerir, proponer

3.2. Practise

Practicar, ejercitar

3.3. Spend

Dedicar tiempo

3.4. Stop *

Parar, detener

3.5. Finish *

Terminar, acabar

Finish

Phrase
I love playing the piano.

* Si en tiempo continuo, slo irn seguidos de To + infinitive: It is starting to rain.

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Verb

Meaning

Phrase

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Common verbs which take ING or TO + Infinitive


Diagrams
No difference in
Start Begin / Continue
meaning ING / TO
The meaning is diffe- Try / Remember
rent ING / TO

Examples I

N
Verb
1.1. Start

Meaning
Empezar

1.2. Begin

Empezar

1.3. Continue

Continuar

Phrase

Examples II

N
Verb
2.1.a Try + TO +inf

Meaning
Make an effort

I try to do yoga

2.1.b Try + ING

You do something to see if you like it

I try doing yoga.

2.2.a Remember + TO

Dont forget

Remember to buy milk this morning.

2.2.b. Remember + ING Have memories

Phrase

I remember buying milk this morning.

Verbs which take TO + ING


Diagrams

N
Verb
1 Look forward to + ING

Meaning
Esperar con ilusin

Phrase
Im looking forward to earing from you.

Estar acostumbrado a

Im used to reading e-books.

Be used to + ING

Be accostumed to + ING Estar acostumbrado a

Im accostumed to reading e-books.

Get used to + ING

She gets used to living in the same city.

Acostumbrarse a

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Verb

Meaning

Phrase

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