Infinitive with and without to | CBSE grammar worksheet

The infinitive is the bare form of the verb. Examples are: leave, work, come, see, play, stop. The infinitive can be used with or without to.

For example, after modal auxiliary verbs (can, may, might, will, would, shall, should, could etc.), the infinitive is always used without to.

Complete the given sentences using an appropriate infinitive.

1. We saw the ship ……………….. the harbor at dawn.

leave
to leave

2. It is the duty of parents to make their children ………………… properly.

behave
to behave

3. I would like …………………… the Manager.

meet
to meet

4. My friend expects …………….. his passport by next Monday.

receive
to receive

5. …………….. for people who were late made him angry.

Wait
To wait

6. The students rushed ……………… their hall tickets.

collect
to collect

7. You are ……………… for this mistake.

blame
to blame

8. We heard our friend …………….. that he had done the mischief.

confess
to confess

9. The plane is about …………………..

take off
to take off

10. ………………… is human ; …………………… is divine.

err, forgive
To err, to forgive

11. The Principal requested the Chief Guest ………………… the prizes.

distribute
to distribute

12. The passengers are getting ready ……………….. the train.

board
to board

13. Did you see a stranger ……………………. this way?

pass
to pass

14. It is easier ………………… advice than ……………….. it.

give, follow
to give, to follow

Answers

1. We saw the ship leave the harbor at dawn.

2. It is the duty of parents to make their children behave properly.

3. I would like to meet the Manager.

4. My friend expects to receive his passport by next Monday.

5. To wait for people who were late made him angry.

6. The students rushed to collect their hall tickets.

7. You are to blame for this mistake.

8. We heard our friend confess that he had done the mischief.

9. The plane is about to take off.

10. To err is human; to forgive is divine.

11. The Principal requested the Chief Guest to distribute the prizes.

12. The passengers are getting ready to board the train.

13. Did you see a stranger pass this way?

14. It is easier to give advice than to follow it.

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