It seems Gostar always has “de” after. What other verbs also do this? By the looks of it, it seems to be Esquecer and Precisar too. Are there others? Is there any rationale for this, or something we just need to memorise?
@melindawaddell9, indeed, many verbs require prepositions after them (either “de” or any other one). The type of preposition or need for one often vary with context, so it’s hard to make an extensive list or to define a rationale. I would say this is one of those things that just needs to be memorized.
Other verbs that often require the preposition “de” include lembrar, cuidar, abdicar, tratar and sair.
- Tu lembras-te da festa? (Do you remember the party?)
- Ele cuida da planta. (He takes care of the plant)
- A rainha abdicou do trono. (The queen abdicated the throne)
- O enfermeiro trata dos doentes. (The nurse takes care of the patients)
- Nós vamos sair de casa agora. (We’re going to leave the house now)
IIRC, this is verb regency - a number of verbs require certain prepositions