Essays Tagged: "Infinitive"

Detailed notes on Infinitives.

INFINITIVESInfinitives, usually, but not always, is preceded by to. While you normally think of only ... finitives, usually, but not always, is preceded by to. While you normally think of only one type of infinitive (to + verb), there are actually four types:Active Present: to drive Passive Present: to b ... ive Passive Present: to be drivenActive Perfect: to have driven Passive Perfect: to have been drivenInfinitives become difficult because they can function as a noun, an adverb, or an adjective. It is ...

(11 pages) 51 0 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Grammar

Top 10 gramatical mistakes used in papers.

Autobots, from Transformers and Voltron, the incredibly high tech space ship, from Voltron.4. Split Infinitive PhraseAn infinitive phrase consists of an infinitive -- the root of the verb proceeded by ... nitive -- the root of the verb proceeded by to and any modifiers or complements associated with it. Infinitive phrases can act as adjectives, adverbs, and nouns.Bad example from the Research Paper:Cor ...

(4 pages) 69 0 4.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

English Grammar: The Imperative

d intonation differ. Some grammarians even think that the imperative represents an instance of bare infinitive use, because "will you" can be used after it. The negative is formed by means of an unstr ... persons, and it contains the following elements:Verb "let" + objective case + 1st/3rd person + bare infinitiveLet me do it!Let's start early, shall we?Let them come!Let's not do that!Don't let us do t ...

(2 pages) 79 3 4.5 Oct/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Grammar

City of Richmond Proposal

ult of the consulting practice, The City of Richmond for sure will be able to highly satisfy [Split infinitive-try "highly to satisfy", "to satisfy highly", or place "highly" after the direct object] ...

(14 pages) 101 0 5.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Passive Voice of Modal Verbs

not have -s form when a noun is in the third person singular and always have to be followed by bare infinitive or verb phrase as they do not carry full lexical meaning. They all have three forms: nonn ... and used to. These modal verbs do not have all the features of central modals. Used to takes the to-infinitive and is only present in the past tense (the contracted negative form usedn’t is possi ...

(18 pages) 4434 0 0.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies


s his package of termite ants into Eddie's new apartment. Too the ants, they compose the apartment (Infinitive). When everybody left the apartment, Eddie accidently knocks over the ants unnoticed. Whe ... inslow family was there to decrease her morn. To argue as Eddie and his friend did is unheard off.( Infinitive) Throughout the whole nine seasons of Family Matters events always turns for the worst. O ...

(2 pages) 0 0 0.0 May/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature