Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Lesson 232 - Parts of the Sentence - Verbals - Adverb Infinitives

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An infinitive is a verbal that is to plus a verb form. It can be used as an adverb
 
Examples: 
to be, to see, to be seen, to be eaten

Adverb infinitives are used to modify verbs. They usually tell why.

An infinitive phrase is made up of an infinitive and any complements (direct objects, predicate nominatives, predicate adjectives, or modifiers).

Instructions: Find the infinitive phrases in these sentences and tell what word they modify.

1. She came to explain the answer.

2. The kids went to see the circus.

3. On the rough road I drove carefully to prevent any damage.

4. I returned a different way to avoid further damage.

5. We stopped at a cafe to eat lunch.


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Answers:

1. She came to explain the answer.
- to explain the answer modifies came

2. The kids went to see the circus.
- to see the circus modifies went

3. On the rough road I drove carefully to prevent any damage.
- to prevent any damage modifies drove

4. I returned a different way to avoid further damage.
- to avoid further damage modifies returned

5. We stopped at a cafe to eat lunch.
- to eat lunch modifies stopped



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