8,9,10 A verb that is usually introduced by to. The infinitive may be used as a noun or a modifier.
"to" verb form that functions as a noun (e.g., I like to run).
A verbal noun that has characteristics of both verbs and nouns. In English usually introduced by to. Hebrew has both infinitive absolute and infinitive construct forms. Heb: "I am the Lord, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land" (Gen. 15:7). The Greek infinitive is used as a substantive, in subordinate clauses, with prepositions, and in epexegesis. Gk: "For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain" (Phil. 1:21).
Usually made up of the word to plus the present form of a verb (called the stem of the infinitive). Infinitives are used chiefly as nouns, less frequently as adjectives or adverbs. They may have subjects, objects, complements, or modifiers: Lashanda wante
a verb form that is not limited (ergo, "infinite") in terms of person and number. The Latin infinitive is given as the second part of its dictionary entry. to praise laudare The English dictionary entry is simply praise, v.t.. The "v.t. (verb transitive) part is important, because it distinguishes the verb to praise from the noun praise, as in "I like lots of excessive praise."
tense less form of a verb; it is not used for a specific period of time
a type of verbal not connected to any subject: e.g., to ask. The base infinitive omits the to: e.g., ask.
the uninflected form of the verb
formed with the infinitive; "an infinitive phrase"
not having inflections to indicate tense
a phrase that contains the word "to" followed by a verb
a phrase that includes a verb preceded by the word "to," such as, "to play" or "to investigate
a verbal consisting of the word to plus a verb (in its simplest "stem" form) and functioning as a noun, adjective, or adverb
a verbal generally consisting of to followed by the verb ( to buy , to sell , to own ) It is commonly used as a noun but sometimes as an adjective or adverb
a verb form that consist of the preposition to and the verb such as to eat or to run
a verb in its simplest form, right out of the box
a verb with the preposition "to" as in to go, to swim, to walk
a verb written in the form with a "to" before it, e
A verb form that includes to + the simple form of a verb. To offer help is better than to refuse it. Friends and neighbors stopped by to offer help after the fire. Ann was able to offer help because she was at hand.
The non-finite form of a verb, that is, the form of the verb which is not limited to time, place, or agent. A verbal capable of functioning as a noun, or a modifier, or combined with an auxiliary verb to construct a synthetic verb form. Infinitives can have subjects and completions. To offer help is better than to refuse it. Friends and neighbours stopped by to offer help after the fire. I was able to offer help because I was at hand.
A verb form that is usually introduced by to. The infinitive may be used as a noun or as a modifier. For example, an infinitive can be used as a direct object (The foolish teenager decided to smoke); as an adjective ( The right to smoke in public is now in serious question); or as an adverb (It is illegal to smoke in public buildings.) See Verb
the infinitive is the base form of the verb. It usually occurs with 'To' (e.g. to research) and shows no person or tense. It may also occur without 'to', for example, after auxiliary verbs including modal auxiliary verbs. See also auxiliary verb
The infinitive is the most basic form of any verb, the part you will find in the dictionary. There are two types of infinitive, the bare infinitive, which is just the verb, and the full infinitive, which has the word to before it.
One of the non-finite forms of the verb. The infinitive often functions as a verbal noun, and as such can be the complement of another verb.
The base form of a verb, for example get, fall, let, go. There are two kinds of infinitive. One kind is called 'to'-infinitive. It is often used with 'to' in front of it. E.g. He want to run away from work.The other kind of infinitive is sometimes called the infinitive without 'to' or the bare infinitive. E.g. He helps me develop my expertise.
An infinitive is a non-finite verb that is not marked (i.e. inflected) for tense, aspect, modality, gender, number or person. In Hebrew, infinitives take two forms as either an infinitive construct (the shorter form) or infinitive absolute (the longer form). Example:â€œYou have to be quiet
The basic form of a verb that usually follows 'to'. For example: In the sentences 'I had to go' and 'I must go', 'go' is the infinitive form.
In the present tense, a verb phrase consisting of to followed by the base form of the verb ( to write). A split infinitive occurs when one or more words separate to and the verb ( to boldly go).
equivalent of English "to" verbs - "to be", "to see"
The base verb, not part of the tense of a verb and with no subject (Parrott 2000, p.99).
A verb form that is the ordinary dictionary-entry form. In English, it is often used with "to" as in He wants to eat. It may also occur without "to", for example, get in I made them get in line, or with auxiliary verbs such as "must" as in We must leave.
An infinitive is a verb form used with to that acts as an adjective, adverb, or noun. To succeed in life you must be flexible.
The basic form of a verb from which all other forms and tenses are derived (also known as the impersonal infinitive). Also the name of a mood which contains the personal and impersonal infinitive tenses.
The basic form of a verb as in to work or work.
In grammar, infinitive is the name for certain verb forms that exist in many languages. In the usual (traditional) description of English, the infinitive of a verb is its basic form with or without the particle to: therefore, do and to do, be and to be, and so on are infinitives.