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english test 4-14

eniglish infinitives

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infinitive as a noun can be used as subjects, subject complements, direct objects, objects of the preposition, and appositives
subject starts the sentence, usually
direct object follows an a ction verb
subject complement follows a linking verb
object of the prepositon follows a preposition
appositive in commas
infinitive used as a direct object may be preceded by a noun or pronoun
appositive is a word or a group of words put after a noun or pronoun to rename it or give more information about it
infinitives as adjectives inifinitives can be used as adjectives to describe a noun or pronoun
inifinitives as adverbs infinitives are used as advers when they express the purpose, the cause, or the result of an action. an inifinitive used as an adverb may modify a verb, an adjective, or an adverb
hidden infinitives someetimes infinitives appear in sentences without the word to
hidden infinitives 1 often after words of perceptionhear, see, feel, know, behold, etc.
hidden infinitives2 also after the verbs let, make, dare, need and help
hidden infinitive3 the word to is also amitted after prepositions but, except
split infinitives good writers know to avoid these. they occur when an adverb is inserted between to and the verb/inifinitive. to avoid a split infinitive put the adverb where it sounds best.
Created by: tara875