Some verbs can only be followed by "to" + verb.
Other verbs must be followed by a gerund ("-ing").
And some verbs can be followed by both verb forms.
- I would like to go shopping.
- She enjoys going to the cinema.
- I prefer reading/to read.
Examples of verbs which must be followed by "to" + verb:
- would like
Examples of verbs which must be followed by a gerund ("–ing"):
Examples of verbs which can be followed by either form: