Verb + to- ininitive or verb + ing- form?
Complete this article from a magazine. Put in the to- infinitive or ing- from of these verbs.
ACCEPT - ARGUE - BE - FIND - HAVE - INSIST - LOSE - PLUG - REPAIR - SAY - TAKE - WAIT.
If you buy something from a shop, a new stereo for example, you usually can´t wait it in and put some music on. And of course, you expect the equipment in working order. But that doesn´t always happen., unortunately. If the thing doesn´t work, you should take it straight back to the shop. If you delay it back, you will risk your rights as a customer. And you should prepare on those rights. You may be one of those people who always avoid with people, but in this case you should be ready for an argument. The assistant may prove a true friend of the customer- it´s not impossible- but first he or she will probably
offer the stereo for you. That´s all right if you don´t mind a few weeks, but it isn´t usually a good idea. What you should do is politely demand your money back inmedialtely. You may want to accept another stero in place of the old one, but you don´t have to. You should refuse a credit note. Just keep on that you want your money back.
Choose the correct form of the verb.
I used to like going to our local cinema. It was old and rather uncomfortable, but it had character. Now they´ve stopped films there. The owner would like to go on the cinema, but he would need a lot of improvements, which would mean tens of thousands of pounds. I remember the last film at cinema. It was a murder mystery. It was five minutes from the end, and we were trying out who the murderer was when suddenly all the lights went out and the film stopped. We sat in the dark for a few minutes, and then the owner appeared with a torch. ´I regret you, `he said ´that our electricity has failed. I don´t mean you, but I´m afraid we can´t show you the end of the film. We´ve tried the electricity company, but they say they can´t help.´He went on to the audience how the film ended. I didn´t understand the story. But I don´t regret to the cinema on that last evening.
Good luck, Miss Carina Córdoba.