Verbs Followed by an Infinitive

Note the following verbs (and others like them, the list is not exhaustive).
They can all be followed by an infinitive (or a noun), but they may not all be followed by an -ing form, at least not without a change of meaning:

 example: I can't afford to lose my job
           or: They couldn't afford (to take) a taxi
    but not: I can't afford losing my my job

agree, appear, arrange, ask, attempt
bear, beg, begin,
care, choose, consent
dare, decide, determine
fail, forget
happen, hate, help, hesitate, hope
learn, like, love
manage, mean
prefer, prepare, pretend, promise, propose
refuse, regret, remember
seem, start, swear
trouble, try
want, wish