When I was taught English (as a foreign language) I was told that there are two ways of putting verbs together:
- learn to play (to + infinitive)
- quit smoking (gerund)
Some verbs require one way and some require the other.
However, after some language practice, as far as I can tell help" is the only verb that allows omitting to (i.e. help achieve instead of help to achieve).
I’ve already learnt that languages and reason are most of the time incompatible, so I’m not asking for reasons why this is the case with help - it’s very likely that there is no answer to that.
What I’m asking is: Are there any other verbs like this?