In English, certain verbs are followed by an object and the base form of the verb (-to infinitive), while others take an object followed by the base form of the verb without “to.” Here are some examples of these verbs:

Verbs followed by an object + “to infinitive”:

  1. Want: The boss wanted them to work with little money.
  2. Advise: The new teacher advised me to study hard.
  3. Persuade: My wife persuaded me to go to Bodrum for the summer holiday.
  4. Allow: The boss allowed the workers to have a holiday for 15 days.
  5. Ask: The teacher asked me to finish this year’s annual work on time.
  6. Encourage: The Prime Minister encouraged his Ministry of Economy to reduce the rates.
  7. Order: The customer ordered the waiter to bring food urgently by using rude words.
  8. Need: The manager needed me to help him.
  9. Invite: My new colleague invited me to go to his house for discussing the new rules in the school.
  10. Remind: He reminded me to lock the door after leaving.
  11. Teach: His father taught his children to read.
  12. Warn: I warned him to treat us politely. Unfortunately, he didn’t change his manner towards us.
  13. Tell: Their mother told the children to sleep early.

Verbs followed by an object + base form without “to”:

  1. Hear: I didn’t hear you say “sorry.”
  2. Feel: Did you feel her touch your arm?
  3. Let: He didn’t let me do his homework.
  4. Make: The boss always makes them work hard.
  5. See: Have you seen the accident happen?
  6. Notice: I didn’t notice him come.

These examples illustrate how certain verbs take different constructions when followed by objects and the base form of the verb. Some take “-to infinitive,” while others do not require “to” before the base form of the verb.

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