The Infinitive as The Object



The Infinitive as The Object :



It may be noted that the Infinitive works as a noun and at the same time functions as a verb. It serves as subject and object like a noun. It takes an object on its stride like a verb and also gets modified by an adverb. The Infinitive is a kind of noun with certain features of the verb, especially that of taking an object (when the verb is transitive) and adverbial qualifiers. In short the Infinitive can be termed as verb-noun.

The word TO is frequently used with the Infinitive, but is not an essential part or sign of it. The Infinitive is capable of surviving often without TO. The Infinitive verb has many different uses.

The infinitive with TO as the object of a verb…..

1. I do not mean to work now.
2. She likes to play chess with me.
3. Mrs. Gray's students are trying very hard to learn English.
4. How did you manage to finish that difficult task?
5. Do you think he deserved to get that award?

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