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."
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.
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
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.
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.
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.