Word Place
Daily Grammar
HomeWorkbookeBookArchiveGlossaryBlogFan MailLinksEmail Us
   

Lesson 232

Parts of the Sentence - Verbals - Adverb Infinitives

 

An infinitive is to plus a verb form. It can be used as an adverb. Examples: to be, to see, to be seen, to be eaten.

 

Adverb infinitives are used to modify verbs. They usually tell why.

 

An infinitive phrase is made up of an infinitive and any complements (direct objects, predicate nominatives, predicate adjectives, or modifiers.) An infinitive phrase that comes at the beginning of the sentence is always followed by a comma and modifies the subject of the sentence.

 

Instructions: Find the infinitive phrases in these sentences and tell what word they modify.

 

1. She came to explain the answer.

 

2. The kids went to see the circus.

 

3. On the rough road I drove carefully to prevent any damage.

 

4. I returned a different way to avoid further damage.

 

5. We stopped at a cafe to eat lunch.

 

 

--For answers scroll down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answers:

 

1. to explain the answer modifies the verb came

 

2. to see the circus modifies the verb went

 

3. to prevent any damage modifies the verb drove

 

4. to avoid further damage modifies the verb returned

 

5. to eat lunch modifies the verb stopped

 




Previous Lesson

DAILY GRAMMAR - - - - by Mr. Johanson

Copyright 2014 Word Place, Inc - - All Rights Reserved.

Next Lesson


For your convenience, all of our lessons are available on our website in our

lesson archive at http://www.dailygrammar.com/archive.html. Our lessons are

also available to purchase in an eBook, a FlipBook, and a Workbook format.

 

Daily Grammar Lessons Search

Loading

Struggling with Your Writing FREE Download