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► ► ► Những động từ theo sau là to-V và V-ing với nghĩa thay đổi.
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forget + to-V (= forget to do sth): quên là phải làm try + to-V (= do one's best; attempt): cố gắng
gì hết sức để làm gì, nỗ lực làm gì
He forgot to switch off the TV Try to eat less high-cholesterol food.
forget + V-ing (=forget a past event): quên là đã try + V-ing (= do sth as an experiment): thử
làm gì (trong quá khứ) làm gì đó
I’ll never forget meeting Jane for the first time. Try cutting down on fat. You might get

2. 8.
remember + to-V (=remember to do sth): nhớ là want + to-V (=wish): muốn làm gì
phải làm gì I want to stop smoking.
I hope you’ll remember to tidy your room. want + V-ing (= sth needs to be done): điều
remember + V-ing (recall a past event): nhớ là đã gì đó cần phải được thực hiện
làm gì (trong quá khứ) This room wants tidying up.
I don’t remember him ever tidying up his room.

3. 9.
mean + to-V ( = intend to): có ý định làm gì stop + to-V (= pause temporarily) tạm ngừng
She means to start a new lite, để làm gì
mean + V-ing (= involve): có nghĩa là/ liên quan He stopped at the garage to have the tank
đến việc filled.
I won't take the job if it means moving to Scotland. stop + V-ing (= finish; cease) ngừng hẳn
việc đang làm lại
He stopped behaving foolishly.

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go on + to-V (= finish doing sth and start doing sth be sorry + to-V (= feel regret about sth):
else; then; afterwards): hoàn thành một việc gì và cảm thấy rất lấy làm tiếc về việc gì
tiếp tục một việc khác I'm sorry to tell you your flight has been
She finished one letter and went on to write cancelled.
another. be sorry for + V-ing (= apologise for): xin lỗi
go on + V-ing (= continue) tiếp tục làm việc gì vì việc vì
(đang dang dở) He was sorry for hurting her feelings.
She went on writing till the early hours of the

5. 11.
regret + to-V (= be sorry to) rất lấy làm tiếc vì phải hate + to-V (=hate what one is about to do):
làm gì ghét việc phải làm/ định làm
I regret to inform you that your services are no I hate to cut in, but you must see the
longer required. manager.
regret + V-ing (have second thoughts about sth hate + V-ing (= feel sorry for what one is
already done) hối tiếc về điều đã làm doing): ghét việc đang xảy ra
He regrets misbehaving. I hate causing you so much inconvenience.

6. 12.
would prefer + to-V (specific preference) thích be afraid + to-V (=be too frightened to do
làm điều gì đó hơn trong một tình huống cụ thể sth; hesitate): cảm thấy sợ hãi phải làm gì đó
I'd prefer to see you in private. She was afraid to climb the tree.
would prefer + to-V + rather than + V (say you be afraid of + V-ing (= be afraid that what is
like one thing instead of another) thích làm gì hơn referred to by the -ing form may happen): sợ
làm gì điều gì đó không may xảy ra nếu làm gì
He prefers to paint the fiat on his own rather than When she goes swimming, she's always
hire a professional. afraid of being stung by jellyfish.
prefer doing sth to doing sth: thích làm gì hơn
làm gì
I prefer playing football to listening to music.
prefer + V-ing (in general) thích làm điều gì hơn
nói chung
I prefer working on my own.

Put the verbs in brackets into the -ing form (V-ing) or the infinitive (to-V).
1. A: Oh. Mum, this programme's nearly finished. Can't I go on (watch) TV for a while?
B: No, I want you to do your maths homework and then go on (write) your English essay. You haven't
even started it yet and it's due in tomorrow.
2. A: Your dress is filthy. It wants (wash).
B: I know. I wanted (take) it to the cleaner’s yesterday, but they were closed.
3. A: Don't you hate (not/know) anyone here?
B: Yes, I get very lonely, but I hate (worry) my parents, so I tell them I've made lots of friends.
4. A: I'll never forget (visit) Thailand for the first time.
B: Yes, it was such a wonderful holiday. If only hadn't forgotten (take) my camera.
5. A: Why don't we stop (get) something to eat on the way home?
B: OK, but we should really stop (spend) money on junk food.
6. A: I'm sorry for (spoil) your plans last weekend.
B: That's OK I was sorry (hear) you weren't feeling very well.
7. A: Jane doesn't know how to work the computer, but she's afraid of (ask) for help.
B: But isn't she afraid of (get) into trouble if she breaks it?
8. A: Did you remember (tell) Tim about the play?
B: I don’t remember (tell) him, but I’m sure I did.
9. A: Do you regret (offer) him the job?
B: Yes, I regret (say) he's not a reliable employee.
10. A: I think I'd prefer (go) on holiday to Greece this year and spend some time visiting ancient sites.
B: Yes, I prefer (do) something interesting to just (sit) on a beach all day. And I’d prefer (go)
somewhere warm rather than (stay) in England.
11. A: Did you mean (park) so far away?
B: Yes. Otherwise, it would mean (pay) to get into a car park.
12. A: I've been trying (contact) Mr Isaacs all morning.
B: Why don't you try (phone) his club?
1. watching, to write
2. washing, to take
3. not knowing, to worry
4. visiting, to take
5. to get, spending
6. spoiling, to hear
7. to ask, getting
8. to tell, telling
9. offering, to say
10. to go, doing, sitting, to go, stay
11. to park, paying
12. to contact, phoning