The verb followed by a gerund or an infinitive
a. Followed by an infinitive
In general, we use ‘dread’ with infinitives ‘think’ or ‘consider’ to talk about something we do not want to think.
I dreaded to think of the exam results.
b. Followed by a gerund
In general, we use a gerund with ‘dread’. It describes someone is reluctant to do something.
Do you dread going to work each day?
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