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synonyms for infinitive

  • deponent
  • gerund
  • participle
  • verbification
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How to use infinitive in a sentence

The infinitive form of the verb allows the subject—the builders doing the building—to lurk in the shadows, but they are always there.
HOW TO BUILD A SOCIETY FOR ALL TO ENJOY - ISSUE 107: THE EDGEKATHRYN PAIGE HARDENSEPTEMBER 29, 2021NAUTILUS
Perhaps speke (better speken) is an infinitive in l. 350, but it may also be the pt.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
This ending terminates the past participles of verbs whose infinitive ends in e.
FRDRIC MISTRALCHARLES ALFRED DOWNER
An example of the present infinitive used after aprs (cf. il est parti aprs avoir bu un verre d'eau).
CONTES FRANAISDOUGLAS LABAREE BUFFUM
The use of tre for aller when followed by an infinitive is inelegant, though the construction is sometimes used by good writers.
CONTES FRANAISDOUGLAS LABAREE BUFFUM
Instead of the infinitive moods and plural numbers ending in -n as in Holland, the former end in -a, the latter in -ar.
THE ETHNOLOGY OF THE BRITISH COLONIES AND DEPENDENCIESROBERT GORDON LATHAM
The sing of I sing is the correspondent of the Anglo-Saxon singe; the infinitive sing, of singan; the imperative sing of sing.
LANGUAGEEDWARD SAPIR
In English we call "to shine" a verb in the infinitive, because it gives the abstract meaning of the verb without conditions.
INSTIGATIONSEZRA POUND
The simple infinitive after leouere is noteworthy: the reading of N represents the normal OE.
SELECTIONS FROM EARLY MIDDLE ENGLISH 1130-1250: PART II: NOTESVARIOUS
Wb, is here the infinitive, but the root of this verb is still more remote.
SUMMARY NARRATIVE OF AN EXPLORATORY EXPEDITION TO THE SOURCES OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, IN 1820HENRY ROWE SCHOOLCRAFT
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WORDS RELATED TO INFINITIVE

  • deponent
  • gerund
  • infinitive
  • participle
  • verbification
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