Infinitives are forms of the verb not limited by time. They have no tense or mood. Often (but not always) the infinitive is preceded by to…
I like to take showers.
The Present Infinitive refers to the present or future.
The Present Active Infinitive is identical to the basic form of the verb.
The Present Passive Infinitive is a compound form composed of be and the past participle.
The Perfect Infinitive relates to an activity or state existing prior to the main verb.
The Past Active Infinitive is a compound form composed of have and the past participle.
The Past Passive Infinitive is a compound form composed of have been and the past participle.
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- The Split Infinitive
- Noun Infinitive
- Simple Infinitive
- Gerundial Infinitive
- Qualifying Infinitive
- Two Kinds of Infinitive
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