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Complementary Infinitives<br />Chapter 5<br />
What is an infintive?<br />In English, an infinitive is “to”+ a verb.<br />Examples:	to walk<br />			to play<br />			to li...
Latin Infinitives<br />In Latin, an infinitive is the Second Principal Part of the verb that you find in the dictionary en...
Complementary Infinitives<br />Some verbs need an infinitive to finish the thought.  These are called “complementary” infi...
Possum and the Complementary Infinitive<br />Possum is one of those verbs that is often followed by a complementary infini...
In Latin…<br />In Latin, the infinitive is simply the second principal part of a verb.  You do NOT conjugate an infinitive...
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Chapter 5 Complementary Infinitives

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Chapter 5 Complementary Infinitives

  1. 1. Complementary Infinitives<br />Chapter 5<br />
  2. 2. What is an infintive?<br />In English, an infinitive is “to”+ a verb.<br />Examples: to walk<br /> to play<br /> to live<br /> to learn<br /> to love<br />
  3. 3. Latin Infinitives<br />In Latin, an infinitive is the Second Principal Part of the verb that you find in the dictionary entry.<br />All regular infinitives end in the letters –re.<br />Examples: amāre<br />monēre<br />capere<br />munīre<br />
  4. 4. Complementary Infinitives<br />Some verbs need an infinitive to finish the thought. These are called “complementary” infinitives, because they “complete” the verb.<br />Examples: …want to play<br /> …ought to run<br /> …are able to read<br />
  5. 5. Possum and the Complementary Infinitive<br />Possum is one of those verbs that is often followed by a complementary infinitive.<br />“I am able” doesn’t make a lot of sense on its own. It needs an infinitive to complete the thought.<br />Example: I am able to climb a tree.<br />
  6. 6. In Latin…<br />In Latin, the infinitive is simply the second principal part of a verb. You do NOT conjugate an infinitive.<br />We were not able to hear. Audīre non poteramus.<br />

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