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One can use this format after words such as: offer, agree, refuse, hope, fail, manage, arrange, decide, plan, promise, learn, threaten, deserve, afford, forget, seem, appear, tend, pretend, and claim. For example:
They seem to enjoy the party a lot.
I can't manage to come early since I have so much to do.
One can also use the continuous infinitive (verb + to + be + -ing form of the verb or perfect infinitive to + have + past participle form of the verb), such as:
They seem to be having fun at this moment.
Dean pretended to have left early.
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