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    Default Infinitive

    Hi,
    i need help learning what a infinitive phrase is.
    thanks!

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    Default Re: Infinitive

    Welcome to the forum, sarah.

    Try here: The Infinitive Phrase .if you have any questions, do come back to this thread.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: Infinitive

    I think it should be pointed out for the sake of accuracy that these notes - as practical as they are - are based on a popular definition of 'infinitive' as a two-word phrase (to + V).

    Strictly speaking, however, an infinitive is a one-word form, such as 'be' in

    He must be here.

    , identical to the so-called 'base-form' of a verb, making such collocations as 'to be', 'to go' etc. themselves infinitive phrases (irrespective of the addition of other elements).

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