Progressive Infinitive

The ordinary infinitive is the simplest form of the verb. Examples are: (to) work, (to) know, (to) earn, (to) break, (to) write. Note that that to is not really a part of the infinitive. In fact, infinitives can be used with or without the marker to. Besides the ordinary infinitive, there are also progressive, perfect and passive infinitives. In this lesson, we will learn …

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Infinitives are forms like (to) write and (to) read. Infinitives are generally used with the marker to. Note that this to is not a preposition; after the preposition to we use –ing forms. I would like to meet the manager. Is there anything to eat? The main thing is to stay calm. Negative forms Negative Infinitives are normally formed by putting not before the infinitive. I decided to invite them. (affirmative) I decided not to …

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Ing Form vs. Infinitive

A gerund is a verb + ing. It is used as a noun. India has started producing atomic power. She likes playing tennis. Do you enjoy swimming? I could not help hearing their conversation. Alice hates having dinner so late. I like working in my garden. In all the examples given above the gerunds are the objects of the transitive verbs. Gerund and infinitive Infinitives are forms …

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Infinitives are forms like (to) write and (to) read. Infinitives are generally used with the marker to. Note that this to is not a preposition; after the preposition to we use –ing forms. I would like to meet the manager. Is there anything to eat? The main thing is to stay calm. Negative forms Negative …

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