Verb + to infinitive
When we have two verbs together in a sentence, the form of the second verb is influenced by the first verb.
This table shows which verbs require the second verb to take the to + infinitive (sometimes called the full infinitive) form.
|Verb + to + infinitive|
|We use to + infinitive after certain verbs, including agree, arrange, decide, offer, seem, plan, want, need, promise, hope, refuse.||I have decided to lend him the car.
He offered to help me.
He promised not to say anything.
|We also use to + infinitive after these structures: ask someone to, tell him to, want her to, etc.||He told me to go there.
She asked me to help her.