Verbs Followed by the Gerund or the InfinitiveVerb + 'ing' OR Verb + Infinitive
When two verbs are used together, the second verb is often in the gerund form (-ing) or the infinitive. There are no specific rules concerning which verbs take which form. Like irregular verbs, you will need to learn which form a verb takes.
Common Verbs + 'ing'
They go jogging on Saturdays.
I don't mind helping you.
They can't stand driving in traffic jams.
Common Verbs + Infinitive
I promised to help him.
Alice needs to start that task.
He decided to quit his job.