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    Are Infinitives Part of the Verb Phrase

    In a sentence such as the one that follows, is the infinitive part of the verb phrase?

    He does not want to go to the party this weekend.

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    Re: Are Infinitives Part of the Verb Phrase

    Hello, Sallytrack.

    I've found this (Please scroll down to 'Vps in dependency grammars'.):
    It provides some explanation on the same construction as yours.

    I hope the link will be of some assistance to you.

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