Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Lesson 233 - 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 predicate adjectives.

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

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

1. The van is ready to go.

2. You are sure to meet him again.

3. My horse is hard to catch.

4. I am happy to be of service.

5. Joan is likely to change her mind.


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Answers:

1. The van is ready to go.
- to go modifies ready

2. You are sure to meet him again.
- to meet him again modifies sure

3. My horse is hard to catch.
- to catch modifies hard

4. I am happy to be of service.
- to be of service modifies happy

5. Joan is likely to change her mind.
- to change her mind modifies likely



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