List of French Verbs Followed Directly by Infinitives

French verbs not followed by prepositions + INFINITIVE

The following French verbs can be followed immediately by verbs in the infinitive form.  The prepositions À and DE are not required. This lesson is more advanced and includes more verbs than my A2 level lesson. Check out my full course which includes examples in French and English at the B1-B2 level. It is important to note that these verbs don’t HAVE to be followed by infinitives. Click here for an A2 level lesson on verbs followed directly by infinitives or prepositions and enroll in my full course for free @ LLL French Academy.

When you sign up for my full course, you get examples in French and English for all of the following verbs as well as lots of exercises and practice cards to help you master your new French grammar skill! You’ll also learn which verbs require à or de when followed by nouns.


aimer
to like / enjoy doing something
adorer
to love doing something
aller
to go do something
compter
to count on doing something
descendre
to go downstairs to do something
détester
to hate doing something
écouter
to hear (someone) doing something
emmener
to take someone to do something
espérer
to hope to do something
être censé
to be supposed to do something
falloir (Il faut)
must do something
laisser
to let / allow (someone) to do something
monter
to go upstairs to do something
oser
to dare to do something
penser
to consider doing something
pouvoir
to be able to do something
préférer
to prefer doing something
regarder
to watch (someone) doing something
rentrer
to go home / inside to do something
retourner
to go back to do something
savoir
to know how to do something
sembler
to seem to do (or be) something
sortir
to go outside to do something
souhaiter
to wish to do something
venir
to come do something
vouloir
to want to do something


B1 LEVEL: FRENCH VERBS FOLLOWED BY INFINITIVES OR NOUNS

Certain French verbs must be followed by DE, À, or NOTHING when an infinitive comes next. Some verbs require À or DE when followed by nouns. This lesson expands upon the list of common verbs you learned in my free A2 level lesson, and it includes examples for every verb in French with English translations. The examples are written at a B1-B2 level.

This is not a lesson that can really be explained as there is no rhyme or reason as to whether you need prepositions or not. I thought the best thing to do would be to provide you with comprehensive lists and practice resources. It will not be helpful to translate from English to French because many times we don’t need prepositions in English even though they’re essential in French. The best thing to do is work on memorizing these lists.

TRÈS IMPORTANT: Unlike my level A2 lesson, this is a course about verbs when followed both by infinitives as well as nounsIt is important to revise verbs followed by nouns to help you remember when to use the pronouns Y and EN as well as the relative pronoun DONT.


STEP 1:  Verbs + no preposition + infinitive

Download the list without examples and keep it as a reference.

Download and study the list with examples in French and English.

Highlight the verbs and infinitives as you read the sentences aloud.

STEP 2:  Verbs + À + infinitive

Download the list without examples and keep it as a reference.

Download and study the list with examples in French and English.

Highlight the verbs and infinitives as you read the sentences aloud.

STEP 3:  Verbs + DE + infinitive

Download the list without examples and keep it as a reference.

Download and study the list with examples in French and English.

Highlight the verbs and infinitives as you read the sentences aloud.

STEP 4:  Verbs + À + noun

Download the list without examples and keep it as a reference.

Download and study the list with examples in French and English.

Highlight the verbs and nouns as you read the sentences aloud.

STEP 5:  Verbs + DE + noun

Download the list without examples and keep it as a reference.

Download and study the list with examples in French and English.

Highlight the verbs and nouns as you read the sentences aloud.

STEP 6:  100 practice cards

Fill in the blanks with À, DE, or NOTHING at all with verbs followed by infinitives and nouns. There are even some surprise cards which include other ways to use these difficult prepositions!

STEP 7:  Test yourself

After having spent time using your practice cards…. It’s time to test yourself! Download your test and see how you do. The sentences are the same as the ones on the practice cards, so don’t begin this final step until you feel you’re ready for the challenge! An answer key is provided.

Other lists to master @ LLL BLOG:

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Verbs + NO PREPOSITION + Infinitives 

👉Verbs + À + Infinitives 

👉Verbs + DE + Infinitives 

👉Verbs + À + Nouns 

👉Verbs + DE + Nouns 


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