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    infinitival phrases

    I want to know: iis TO BE ANXIOUS an infinitival prhase in this sentence?
    Joe seemed to be anxious to the news that had come from her.

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    Re: infinitival phrases

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    I want to know: iis TO BE ANXIOUS an infinitival prhase in this sentence?
    Joe seemed to be anxious to the news that had come from her.
    Yes. Any phrase that starts with to and is followed by a base verb (that's the form of the verb you look up in the dictionary; e.g., see, walk, sing, be, etc.) is an infinitive form.

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    Re: infinitival phrases

    Infinitive verb + Adjective:

    Ex: to be + anxious (infinitive phrase)

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