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Adjective and infinitive.

British Council

Adjective and infinitive.

by British Council

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Published by Longman for the British Council in Harlow .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesEnglish language units ; unit 19
The Physical Object
Pagination62p.
Number of Pages62
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15076410M
ISBN 100582539021

This is the first part of a set planned to help my B1 students with the use of gerund or infinitive after some of the most common verbs. 14, Downloads. GERUND OR INFINITIVE - 2. By xcharo Using Gerund or Infinitive after certain verbs + Downloads. CONDITIONALS - IF CLAUSES. Rule 3: Infinitives should be used after many adjectives. / too + adj / adj + enough It is not easy to graduate from university. This car is too expensive to buy. This rule is useful enought to understand the usage of intinitives Rule 4: Only infinitives are used after sentence objects that are nouns or pronouns referring to a person.

With a forked line, connect this to the rest of the sentence wherever it should go. (Infinitives can be nouns, adjectives, or adverbs.) 1. My dog loves to bark at cars. 2. To master a new skill takes patience and persistence. 3. Jessica entered the race to win. 4. My goal is to live happily! 5. The puppies barked to get my attention. 2. Infinitive as an adjective. This is the best time to start. The bag is too heavy to carry. The greatest comedian to live is no other than Dr. So and so. Here is an example of infinitive used as an adjective. The infinitives to start and to carry modify time and heavy, respectively. To live modifies comedian.

The book says it is a to-infinitive that is a complement to an adjective in the sense of coming after the adjective. This is a very common description. To complement does not mean direct object. – . ‘The verb of the infinitive (in this case go) is usually preceded by the word to.’ ‘And the use of the infinitive for coming events is so common we hardly blink.’ ‘Among other particular features of Albanian and other Balkan languages are a postpositive definite article and the absence of a verbal infinitive.’.


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Adjective and infinitive by British Council Download PDF EPUB FB2

(the infinitive ‘to play’ serves as the object of the verb ‘likes’) Infinitive to qualify an adjective or a noun. We can also use the infinitive form Adjective and infinitive.

book some adjectives and nouns, to give an explanation for the particular adjective or noun. Some of the adjectives. Grammar-Quizzes › Verb Phrases › Verb Complements › Infinitives › "Be" Adjective + Infinitive "Be" Adjective + Infinitive Express feelings and reactions (Be) Adj + that clause vs.

(Be) Adj + infinitive clause (BE) ADJ + THAT CLAUSE; That + a clause may be used after a particular group of adjectives expressing emotion. Infinitive phrases used as adjectives: We know that an adjective is a word which qualifies a noun.

An Infinitive phrases also can qualify a noun. That is, an Infinitive phrases can be used as an adjective too. Given below are some examples of the infinitive phrases functioning as adjectives.

He is a man to be admired for his hard work. An infinitive can be used after adjective + noun to make a comment or judgment. It was a stupid thing to do. It was an astonishing way to behave. Superlative adjectives can be followed by an infinitive structure.

He is the oldest athlete ever to win an Olympic gold medal. This structure is also common with first, second, third etc., next, last.

Some adjectives are always followed by the infinitive form of the verb and never by the gerunds. It would be incorrect to use the gerunds after the following adjectives.

We find some adjectives followed by the to-infinitive form of verbs to express feelings or reactions. The most commonly used adjetives are: clever, difficult, easy, hard, impossible, nice, possible, right, strange, wrong The structure is: We start with the adjective (potentially followed by a noun or a noun phrase) followed by a to-infinitive.

Too + Adjective + Infinitive. If we look at this sentence again: The fridge is too heavy. If we want to put a verb (lift) after it, it needs to be in its infinitive form, so it becomes: The fridge is too heavy to lift.

And this sentence: The coffee Adjective and infinitive. book too hot. We can an infinitive at the end: The coffee is too hot to drink. Some more example.

To study adjectives grammar learn the adjectives definition and find the adjectives kinds and adjective and be full of knowledge-Adjectives + infinitives (A) Some of the most useful of these adjectives are given below, grouped roughly according to meaning or type.

Some adjectives with several meanings may appear in more than one group. Adjectives To Infinitive. It was nice of you to bring me these beautiful you very much. It was careless of Akhmad to drive the car beyond the speed limit.; It's stupid of him to leave that smart beautiful girl.; It was very generous of you to lend us the money.

This book is too hard for me (to read). This food is too spicy for her (to eat). Infinitives are a key part of the English language. If you want to learn English or speak English well, then you must have a firm understanding of infinitives and when you use them.

Make sure to study the other lessons about English infinitives and gerunds. There are various structures with adjectives and the to-infinitive: IT + linking verb + adjective + TO-infinitive. It was difficult to answer the question.

It would seem awkward to call her again. Noun + linking verb + adjective + TO-infinitive. Here the noun is the object of the infinitive. UNIT 18 form FOCUS 1 Overview of Gerunds and Infinitives EXAMPLES EXPLANATIONS Infinitives (to + verb) or gerunds (verb + -ing) can have various functions in a sentence: (a) Speaking English is fun.

Subject: Gerunds and infinitives can function (b) To compose a sonata would take months. as subjects. However, it is more common for.

Infinitives, Spring 5 of 6 Activity 2: Infinitive Functions Label each infinitive phrase by function: subject, direct object, complement, adjective, or adverb. Example: “The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.”. Infinitive Examples.

Infinitives can be used as: an object following the verb: Jim always forgets to eat; a subject at the beginning of a sentence: To travel around the world requires a lot of time and money. an adverb modifying a verb: You promised to buy me a diamond ring.

an adjective modifying a noun: Tara has the ability to succeed. The form be + adjective + infinitive verb is common in spoken and written English. That is the subject of today's Everyday Grammar. There are more than 30 adjectives followed by infinitives.

The Farlex Grammar Book > English Grammar > Parts of Speech > Verbs > Infinitives Infinitives What is an infinitive. An infinitive is the most basic form of a verb. It is “unmarked” (which means that it is not conjugated for tense or person), and it is preceded by the particle to, as in to run, to read, to swim, etc.

Infinitives are known as non. The Infinitive An infinitive is a verb form that can be used as a noun, an adjective, or an adverb. Most infinitives begin with to.

INFINITIVE USED AS A NOUN To win was the tennis player's goal. INFINITIVE USED AS AN ADJECTIVE The book to read for information is at the library. The infinitive can appear by itself, or it can be part of a larger infinitive phrase.

Examples of infinitives. To run. To walk. To cook. To understand. To make. Examples of infinitives or infinitive phrases used as nouns. 1) I like to run. (functions as a direct object) 2) I wanted to cook dinner for my parents.

(functions as a direct object). The to-infinitive with adverbs. The to-infinitive is used frequently with the adverbs too and enough to express the reasoning behind our satisfaction or insatisfaction. The pattern is that too and enough are placed before or after the adjective, adverb, or noun that they modify in the same way they would be without the to-infinitive.

We then follow them by the to-infinitive to explain the. The Infinitive Recognize an infinitive when you see one. To sneeze, to smash, to cry, to shriek, to jump, to dunk, to read, to eat, to slurp —all of these are infinitives.

An infinitive will almost always begin with to followed by the simple form of the verb, like this: To + Verb = Infinitive. Important Note: Because an infinitive is not a verb, you cannot add s, es, ed, or ing to the end.

The infinitive is the basic form of a verb. We can distinguish it into: Zero infinitive: base form of the verb.; To-infinitive: base form of the verb preceded by to.; For example: “She can play football.” — “You love to play football.” Let’s revise this content within the {Form} section.

Take a look at the {Example} section that shows its use within a context.Introduction. Verb patterns in English grammar tell us whether to use the infinitive or the gerund after certain words.

The infinitive is the basic form of the verb. Depending on the verb, adjective or noun it follows, we can use the infinitive with or without to e.g. (to) be, (to) have, (to) gerund is the -ing form of a verb.

It acts as a noun in a sentence and follows certain verbs.The infinitive is properly a noun denoting the action of the verb abstractly.

It differs, however, from other abstract nouns in the following points: (1) it often admits the distinction of tense; (2) it is modified by adverbs, not by adjectives; (3) it governs the same case as its verb; (4) it is limited to special constructions.

The Latin infinitive is the dative or locative case of.