Speak About:

Present

Past

Past to Present

Future

Abilities - Responsibilities

Asking Questions

Choosing the Right Phrase

Combining Verbs

Explaining Ideas

Describing Your World

Complex Ideas

Relating Ideas, People, Objects

Speaking about Objects

Wondering about Situations

She Helped Me Get It

Verb Combinations

Verbs + (Pro)noun + Infinitive

Some verbs can also take a (pro)noun followed by an infinitive. This verb pattern is used when another person is involved. Here is a list of some of the most common:

advise
allow
ask
cause
command
encourage
expect
forbid
force
get
hate
instruct
intend
invite
leave
like
mean
need
oblige
order
permit
persuade
prefer
press
recommend
request
remind
teach
tell
tempt
trouble
want
warn
wish

Example:

I don't force anyone to buy stock.

I invited the branch manager to attend the decision tree seminar next month.

I draw your attention to study the stock carefully.

Verbs + (Pro)noun + Base Form of the Verb

There are a few verbs which also take a (pro)noun followed by an infinitive, but drop the 'to' of the infinitive. These are the most important:

help
let
make

Example:

The floating-rate loan helps borrowers reduce payments in the short-term, but is less predictable in the long-term.

The positive bank balance let the branch manager take the risk to approve new loans.