Parsing Models for Infinitives



Parsing Models for Infinitives :



(A) You need not send those books to me.

SEND :

1. verb - transitive
2. infinitive mood
3. object to the verb NEED


(B) Having found his friend he was greatly pleased.

HAVING FOUND :

1. verb – transitive
2. perfect participle of the verb TO FIND
3. qualifying the pronoun HE


(C) He was greatly pleased at having found his friend.

HAVING FOUND :

1. verb - transitive
2. perfect form of gerund of the verb TO FIND
3. object to the preposition AT


(D) I cannot decide what I ought to do in the matter.

DECIDE :

1. VERB - transitive
2. noun infinitive in the present active form
3. object to the verb CAN
4. THE to is omitted - because the infinitive is preceded by the verb CAN

TO DO :

1. Verb - transitive
2. noun infinitive in the present active form
3. object to the verb OUGHT



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