Infinitive Phrases English 1 honors group assignment

An infinitive phrase consists of an

infinitive and any modifiers or complements

the infinitive has. The entire phrase

can be used as a noun,

an adjective, or an adverb.

An infinitive is a verb form

that can be used as a noun,

adjective, or an adverb. Most infinitives

begin with the word to.

Examples of Infinitive Phrases:

As a noun: Jeremy loves to

play fetch with his gray dog.

As an adjective: I need a

book to read at school.

As an adverb: She went to

the supermarket to buy cereal.

Occasionally, the infinitive sign to is

omitted and replaced by words such

as can, would, did, or should.

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