Grammar Patterns

V n into -ing

The 'spur' group

These verbs indicate that a person, situation, or event persuades someone to do something, or motivates them to do it.
Some new acquaintances persuaded us into spending the summer near Kiev.
Dining out is a bit of a treat and a psychological boost which can spur you into keeping up with your diet the following week.
If you're cleaning the plates of others, don't be tempted into taking even the smallest taste of any leftover uneaten food.
  • galvanize
  • inspire
  • jolt
  • lead
  • nudge
  • persuade
  • prompt
  • propel
  • seduce
  • spur
  • steer
  • stimulate (usu passive)
  • stir
  • tempt
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