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Verbs + Other Verbs (#2), by Dennis Oliver

Verbs + Other Verbs (#2):
Verb + Object + to + Verb

 

It often happens, when writing or speaking in English, that
you need two or more verbs, one after another. When this
is the case, sometimes an object is needed between verbs.
Only a relatively small number of verbs can be used in
this way. Here are some common ones:

advise
allow
ask
beg
cause
challenge
command
convince
dare
encourage
expect
  forbid
force
get
hire
instruct
invite
like
need
order
  permit
persuade
promise
remind
require
teach
tell
urge
want
warn
would like

Examples:

I asked him to tell her to see me.

We encouraged them to try to do their best.

He persuaded her to allow him to invite Bob to the party.

She urged me to try to make a doctor's appointment.

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Special Notes:

1.   All of the verbs above may be followed by
an object + to + another verb. One of them
(advise) may also be followed by a gerund
(-ing form).
   
2.  

The negative for constructions with verb +
object + to + verb is auxiliary + not +
the first verb, or not + to + the verb after
the object:

I didn't want her to tell him.

We haven't asked them to do anything wrong.

They didn't tell me to do that.

I told her not to do that.

He'd begged her not to leave him.

We warned them not to stay in the sun too long.

   
3.  

Some of the verbs in the list above have special
meanings and uses:

get (object) to (verb) =
persuade (object) to (verb);

like (object) to (verb) =
like it when (object) (verb)

would like (object) to (verb) =
want (object) to (verb)

Examples:

I got Bill to agree to work late today.

She likes her students to call her Ms. Markham.

I'd like you to help me, if you have time.

   
4.  

When dare is used with an object + to + another
verb, the meaning is special:

I dared him to do it. = I tried to persuade him
to do it by teasing him and suggesting that he
couldn't do it.


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