In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. These tips are usually based on areas of English which learners find difficult, e.g. spelling, grammar, collocation, synonyms, etc.
This week’s language tip helps with the patterns following the verb risk:
The verb risk is never followed by an infinitive. Use the pattern risk doing something:
✗ In trying to manage both their job and their family, they
risk to neglectone or the other.
✓ In trying to manage both their job and their family, they risk neglecting one or the other.
✗ If you
risk to goto prison, you will need money for a good lawyer.
✓ If you risk going to prison, you will need money for a good lawyer.
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