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Writing tips IELTS for General and Academic

Srividya N.
16 May 0 0

Writing Tips IELTS
A general error seen amongst students in the writing tasks is verb patterns, i.e., in the usage of infinitives and gerunds.
Given below is a handy tip on which Infinitives and those by gerunds should follow few verbs.
Do use them correctly.
This list is not exhaustive. Common words used by IELTS aspirants have been given below.

The following verbs are followed by the - ing form ( gerund):

- Appreciate*
- Detest
- Dislike
- Enjoy
- Resent
- Avoid
- Admit*
- Endure
- Escape
-Involve
- Miss
- Practise
- Admit
- Confess*
- Consider
- Defend
- Deny*
- Excuse
- Forgive

- Mention*
- Defer
- Discuss
- Propose

Suggest*
Example:
I propose meeting my client after work, today.

The following verbs are followed by the Infinitive( to + the verb)

Arrange
Afford
Decide*
Appear
Seem
Intend
Hope*
Hesitate
Agree*
Demand*
Attempt
Choose
Fail
Forget
Dare
Manage
Teach
Train
Refuse
Pretend*
Need
Plan
Wait

Example:
I plan to create a logo for our new company.

Do note: Verbs marked with an asterisk (a 'that' - clause can also follow *).
Examples:
1. I appreciate that you called me up to inform me.

2. I that we meet this evening at the party.

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