Infinitives With And Without To Worksheet For Class 8

The infinitive usually takes the marker to. However, after certain verbs infinitives are used without to. Can you use to infinitives and bare infinitives correctly?

Fill in the blanks with a to-infinitive or bare infinitive.

1. I asked him if he wanted …………………………. with me.

a) to come

b) come

c) Either could be used here

2. I don’t let my children ……………………………. up late.

a) stay

b) to stay

3. She made me ……………………………..

a) cry

b) to cry

4. I need someone ………………………….. care of my dog when I am away.

a) take

b) to take

5. Don’t forget ………………………………. the letter.

a) post

b) to post

6. You had better ………………………… now.

a) leave

b) to leave

7. I heard them ………………………….. in the other room.

a) talk

b) to talk

8. I could feel the earth ……………………………..

a) move

b) to move

9. Let them ………………………… now.

a) leave

b) to leave

10. Can you help me …………………………….. this puzzle?

a) solve

b) to solve

c) Either could be used here

Answers

1. I asked him if he wanted to come with me.

2. I don’t let my children stay up late.

3. She made me cry.

4. I need someone to take care of my dog when I am away.

5. Don’t forget to post the letter.

6. You had better leave now.

7. I heard them talk in the other room.

8. I could feel the earth move.

9. Let them leave now.

10. Can you help me solve / to solve this puzzle? (Help can be followed by an infinitive with or without to.)

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