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    Infinitives

    I have four sentences:

    He likes to play soccer.
    He likes to run.
    She likes to cook.
    She likes to read.

    Are "to play", "to run", "to cook", "to read" infinitives?

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    Re: Infinitives

    Quote Originally Posted by zoltankr View Post
    I have four sentences:

    He likes to play soccer.
    He likes to run.
    She likes to cook.
    She likes to read.

    Are "to play", "to run", "to cook", "to read" infinitives?
    Hello, zoltankr.

    I'd call them "to-infinitives".
    Please see here.

    I hope my response will shed some light on your query.

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    Re: Infinitives

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Hello, zoltankr.

    I'd call them "to-infinitives".
    Please see here.

    I hope my response will shed some light on your query.
    Thank you!

    I think these to-infinitives are made by using: to + verb in simple form
    I don't think I can use a to-infinitive with a noun: to + noun. It doesn't make sense, right?

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    Re: Infinitives

    Quote Originally Posted by zoltankr View Post
    Thank you!

    I think these to-infinitives are made by using: to + verb in simple form
    I don't think I can use a to-infinitive with a noun: to + noun. It doesn't make sense, right?
    The "to + noun" is not called a "to-infinitive". The word "to" in this case is called a 'preposition'.
    I hope you'll understand what I mean.

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    Re: Infinitives

    Yes. I understand. Thank you!

    I need to go to school.

    "to go" = to-infinitive
    "to school" = prepositional phrase

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    Re: Infinitives

    Quote Originally Posted by zoltankr View Post
    Yes. I understand. Thank you!

    I need to go to school.

    "to go" = to-infinitive
    "to school" = prepositional phrase
    That is correct. Because of the uses of "to" with infinitives and "to" as a preposition, "to" can be confusing.

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    Re: Infinitives

    Quote Originally Posted by zoltankr View Post
    Yes. I understand. Thank you!

    I need to go to school.

    "to go" = to-infinitive
    "to school" = prepositional phrase
    I agree with you.

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