(1) These verbs are followed by infinitives:
agree appear attempt can/can’t afford
choose decide deserve
expect hope intend know how
learn manage need offer
plan prepare pretend promise
seem tend want wish
would like refuse
(2) These verbs can be followed by a noun or object pronoun + infinitive:
advise allow appoint ask
beg convince encourage expect
forbid force invite need
order permit persuade remind
teach (how) tell urge want
(3) However, with these verbs use noun or object pronoun + base form:
Don’t use an infinitive.
let make have
Examples: Teacher doesn’t let us use cell phones in class. She makes us do homework for every class. She had me re-do the assignment.
(4) Following help + noun or object pronoun, you can use either the infinitive or the base form. Example: I helped my friend do her laundry or I helped my friend to do her laundry.
(5) The following verbs are followed by a gerund, and not an infinitive:
admit advise (without an object) appreciate avoid
can’t help consider (without an object) delay discuss
dislike enjoy finish imagine keep on
mind miss permit (without an object) plan on
postpone practice put off recommend resent
(6) The following verbs may be followed by either an infinitive or a gerund, with no great difference in meaning:
begin can’t stand continue hate like
love prefer start
(7) The following verbs may be followed by either an infinitive or a gerund, but the meanings are different!!
go on quit stop remember try