Look at these examples to see how the verb forms are used.
-I enjoy learning languages.
-I want to learn a new language.
A verb can be followed by another verb.
The second one usually needs to change into the -ing form or the to + infinitive form.
Which form you need depends on what the first verb is.
Verbs followed by the -ing form
When 'enjoy', 'admit' and 'mind' are followed by another verb, they must be in the -ing form.
-I enjoy travelling.
-He admitted stealing the necklace.
-I don't mind waiting if you're busy.
Other verbs in this group include: avoid, can't help, consider, dislike, feel like, finish, give up, miss, practise and suggest.
'Like' and 'love' can be followed by the -ing form and the to + infinitive form. They are both correct.
Verbs followed by to + infinitive form
When 'want', 'learn' and 'offer' are followed by another verb, it must be in the to + infinitive form.
-I want to speak to the manager.
-She's learning to play the piano.
-He offered to help us wash up.
Other verbs in this group include: afford, agree, ask, choose, decide, expect, hope, plan, prepare, promise, refuse and would like.