The infinitive with to:
- We use the infinitive + to:
- To express a reason;
e.g. I am saving money to buy a flat.
2. After adjectives;
e.g. It’s very easy to find my city.
3. After some verbs: (Would like, want, seem, try, remember, refuse, promise, pretend, plan, offer, need, learn, hope, help, forget, expect, decide, agree, (can’t) aford).
e.g. I would like to go to the cinema.
She needs to help her mum today.
We wanted to travel abroad.
- The negative infinitive = not to + verb
e.g Try not to make a noise in the library.
*These commom verbs can take either the infinitive or gerund with no difference in meaning: start, begin and continue.
e.g. I’ve started to watch a movie or I’ve started watching a movie.
The infinitive without to:
- We use the infinitive without to:
- After most modal and auxiliary verbs;
e.g. I must go home now.
2. After make & let.
e.g. I let you go.
e.g. We make everything in this house.
Hey guys, hoje irei ensinar como usar o CAN (posso) e could (podia) em Inglês.
O posso (can) na língua Inglesa apenas tem forma no presente ou no passado (could=podia).
Forma no presente:
ex: I can /kan/ speak Portuguse, English and Japanese. (Eu posso falar Português, Inglês e Japonês)
I can’t (cannot) /kant/ play soccer. (Eu não posso jogar futebol).
Forma no passado:
He could /kood/ do yoga well when he was six years old. (Ele podia praticar ioga bem quando ele estava com seis anos de idade).
I couldn’t (could not) /koodnt/ go to universe because I was ill. (Eu não podia ir para a faculdade porque eu estava doente).
*contional form (forma condicional)
- ex: Could /kood/ you open the door for me, please? (Você poderia abrir a porta para mim, por favor?).
- Use verb + -ING after like, love, hate & don’t mind.
e.g. I love going out.
She likes shopping.
We hate doing homework.
I don’t mind (do not mind) going to the cinema.
- Spelling rules for -ING form.
Infinitive / Verb + ING / Spelling
cook / I like cooking. / add – ING.
study / She loves studying / add -ING.
dance / I don’t mind dancing / You take the ‘E’ and add -ING.
shop / I don’t like shopping / One vowel+one consonant = double consonant + ING.