Grade 10 Grammar Lesson 21 Verbs followed by infinitives

What are ‘to infinitves’?
What are ‘bare infinitves’?
What are some verbs that take an object followed by a ‘to infinitive’?
What re some verbs that are followed by a bare infinitive?
Is it true that some verbs take a ‘to infinitive’ only in the passive voice?

Grade 10 Grammar Lesson 21 Verbs followed by infinitives (1)

  •  Many verbs are followed by infinitives. The infinitive is usually a to infinitive.
  •  Some verbs are immediately followed by a to infinitive. There’s no object in between. Whereas, others have an object followed by a to infinitive.
  • verbs that take an object followed by a to infinitive include.

allow

believe

cause

consider

command

enable

encourage

entitle

force

invite

order

persuade

show

teach

tell

warn

  •  Verbs that don’t take an object before a to infinitive include:

agree

consent

decide

fail

hope

pretend

promise

refuse

start

threaten

volunteer

  •  Some verbs are followed by a bare infinitive after an object. Verbs that follow this pattern include Feel, have, hear, help, let, make, notice, observe, overhear, see, and watch.
  •  Such verbs take a to infinitive in passive voice.
  •  There are also some verbs that follow the pattern: verb + for + object + to infinitive.

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