Adjectives That Can Be Followed By Infinitives


Infinitives are often used after adjectives which express people’s reactions and feelings. Common examples are: pleased, glad, surprised, happy, anxious, shocked, afraid etc.

Other adjectives that can be followed by infinitives include: right, wrong, stupid, certain, welcome, careful, due, fit, able, likely and lucky.

An infinitive can be used after adjective + noun to make a comment or judgment.

Superlative adjectives can be followed by an infinitive structure.

This structure is also common with first, second, third etc., next, last and only.