Verbs normally followed by the infinitive

afford
agree*
aim
appear ?
arrange*
bother
care
claim*
condescend
consent
decide*
demand*
determine*
endeavour
fail
guarantee*
happen ?
hasten
have (= be obliged)
hesitate
hope*
learn
long
manage
offer
prepare
pretend*
proceed
promise*
propose
prove (= turn out)
refuse resolve*
seek
seem ?
strive
swear*
tend
threaten*
trouble
undertake
volunteer
vow*


The verbs marked * can also be followed by a ‘that-clause’
? These verbs can only be followed by a ‘that-clause’ when they have the subject ‘it’. e.g. It appeared that no-one had locked the door.