1. The reason I’m learning English? TO FIND a more challenging job.
  2. There are 20 candidates for you TO INTERVIEW
  3. We’re willing  TO INCREASE our order if you’re prepared TO OFFER us a 10% discount.
  4. Before SIGNING the contract remember TO ASK about payment terms.
  5. They’re concerned about HAVING to provide accounting documents going back ten years.
  6. She really enjoys WORDPROCESSING, MANAGING phone calls and SCHEDULING appointments, so she loves BEING a PA.
  7. We may ENCOUNTER a few problems so we’d better RECRUIT experienced staff.
  8. You can’t let them DO whatever they want. You must make them FULFIL their obligations.
  9. They managed TO PERSUADE their clients TO ACCEPT part delivery.

10.Remind me TO EMAIL you the conclusions of my report before the meeting.

11.We were too jet-lagged TO NEGOTIATE coherently.

12.I’ve given up TRYING TO PHONE him. I’ve decided TO EMAIL him for the information.

13.She keeps on MAKING the same spelling mistakes.

14.I can’t stand WAITING when I’m on time for an appointment.

15.I don’t mind SPEAKING to a junior if the manager is not available.

16.They threatened TO BREAK off talks if we didn’t agree TO PAY a surcharge.

17.We expect you TO DISCUSS any changes to the proposals with your partners.

18.I was encouraged TO ATTEND as many briefing sessions as possible.

19.She wanted us TO COOPERATE on all technical and financial aspects.

20.Today’s customers are used to GETTING everything they ask for.

We use … (nous utilisons)


1. to translate pour faire


2. to translate à faire


3. after an adjective

  • to be willing, delighted, sorry, etc.
  • to be too tired, busy, late, etc.
  • to be not strong (rich, stupid etc) enough, etc.


4. after a preposition


5.   after an « emotion » verb
(love, hate, like, dislike, enjoy, can’t stand, mind etc)


6.   after the ‘modal’ verbs
(can, must, may, will, could, might, should, would)
7. after « make/let (someone) …. » (dans les sens obliger / laisser quelqu’un faire…)


8. after (ha)d better and (woul)d rather (ferait mieux, préférerait)


9. after most other verbs: (hope, refuse, plan, offer, agree, want, intend, expect, promise, manage, decide, demand, threaten, etc.)


10. in most VERB + INDIRECT OBJECT (+ VERB) structures: (advise, allow, permit, encourage, expect, forbid, force, want, invite, persuade, prefer, remind, tell, ask, etc.)


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