|Form: to + base verb|
An infinitive is the simple present form of a verb used as either a noun, adjective, or adverb. The verb of the infinitive is normally preceded by the word to. When the infinitive follows some verbs as the direct object, "to" may be omitted.
I need to run every day.
I love to swim.
I can't wait to go to Italy.
Beau shouted to get Kelly's attention.
Kei is working hard to earn enough money for his family.
|USES: Infinitives are either used as a noun, adjective, adverb, or bare infinitives (dropped "to"). Study the examples below:|
|1. Infinitives as Nouns|
Hana likes to dance ballet.
My mom loves to cook Greek food.
William helped to write the book.
|2. Infinitives as Adjectives|
Give him something to read.
I need someone to carry the boxes.
Yana is busy looking for an apartment to rent.
|3. Infinitives as Adverbs|
Ben dropped by to help.
Keiko will complete the job today to impress her boss.
He arrived too late to see the show.
|4. Infinitives with Omitted "to"|
You should go home now.
Harry watched his mom bake pie.
Sally heard the alarm go off.
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