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INFINITIVES
Next 5 Miles…
Definition
» An infinitive is the word “to” plus
the base form of a verb.
» It often functions as a noun, as
either a subj...
Formula:
»To + Verb
Infinitive Phrases
» An infinitive phrase is a group of
words that includes an infinitive
and any other words to complete
...
Examples:
» I wanted to run out the door when
the teacher announced a pop quiz.
» I tried to think of an excuse, but
my mi...
Non-Example
» I went to the store with my friend,
Saud.
» The above example is not
infinitive. “to the store” is a
preposi...
Warm-Up
» Directions: Underline the infinitive phrase. Double
underline the infinitive.
» 1.) To ring the bell was her job...
Warm-Up
» Directions: Underline the infinitive phrase. Double
underline the infinitive.
» 1.) Who wants to go to the zoo?
...
Warm-Up
» Directions: Underline the infinitive phrase. Double
underline the infinitive.
» 1.) Ever since childhood, to tra...
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Lesson 20

  1. 1. INFINITIVES Next 5 Miles…
  2. 2. Definition » An infinitive is the word “to” plus the base form of a verb. » It often functions as a noun, as either a subject or a direct object. » It can also function as an adjective or adverb. » It is not a preposition.
  3. 3. Formula: »To + Verb
  4. 4. Infinitive Phrases » An infinitive phrase is a group of words that includes an infinitive and any other words to complete its meaning. » Ex: To fly a plane was her goal. » To fly is the infinitive (to + verb) » To fly a plane is the infinitive phrase.
  5. 5. Examples: » I wanted to run out the door when the teacher announced a pop quiz. » I tried to think of an excuse, but my mind drew a blank and so I was forced to baby-sit for my bratty cousin.
  6. 6. Non-Example » I went to the store with my friend, Saud. » The above example is not infinitive. “to the store” is a prepositional phrase.
  7. 7. Warm-Up » Directions: Underline the infinitive phrase. Double underline the infinitive. » 1.) To ring the bell was her job. » 2.) The instructor asked me to stop the car. » 3.) Sanjie wanted to begin the game on good footing.
  8. 8. Warm-Up » Directions: Underline the infinitive phrase. Double underline the infinitive. » 1.) Who wants to go to the zoo? » 2.) We need to train our dog systematically. » 3.) To keep the lead is difficult.
  9. 9. Warm-Up » Directions: Underline the infinitive phrase. Double underline the infinitive. » 1.) Ever since childhood, to train dolphins was Jimmy’s goal. » 2.) To learn about infinitives can be fun. » 3.) Alfred decided to attack the sleeping bear with a squirt gun.

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