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    I play football.
    I go to play match everyday.

    play = bare infinitive
    go = bare infinitive
    to play = to infinitive

    Am I right? Please help me

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    Re: infinitive

    You could say the to-infinitive to play is the object of the present simple verb go. (Note, that go carries tense: I go, she goes, he goes.)

    You could also say the present simple verb go takes the prepositional phrase to play match as its object. That would make to a preposition and play an adjective modifying the noun match, like these structures; e.g., I go to tennis, I go to hockey, I go to soccer.

    Note, I go to play match sounds awkward to my North American ears.

    Every day is an adverb. You can put a word between every and day, like this, every single day. The word everyday is an adjective. It modifies nouns, like this, an everyday thing.

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