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The Anglo-Saxon infinitive inflection is lost in the present English, except in certain provincial dialects.
THE ENGLISH LANGUAGEROBERT GORDON LATHAM
For the infinitive clause replacing a that-clause as object, see  324325.
To be sure, the infinitive still stands in the place of the participle and the imperative in by far the great majority of cases.
The student will note that the infinitive (scran) is here employed as a present participle after a verb of motion (cwman).
The rest as the pluperfect of gwîl, or of menny, to will, with the infinitive.
The adjective force of the infinitive comes out clearly in nothing to eat, where to eat is practically synonymous with eatable.
One verb governs another that depends upon it, in the infinitive mood: as, Cease to smoke pipes.
The Infinitive is formed by adding adh to the Root; as, aom bow, incline, Infin.
The infinitive may also be used as a noun, the subject of the sentence.
PLAIN ENGLISHMARIAN WHARTON
Here we have the preposition to and the origin of the infinitive is from the form in -nne.
THE ENGLISH LANGUAGEROBERT GORDON LATHAM

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