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This section of Exploring English describes English infinitives.


An infinitive is an uninflected form of a verb usually introduced by 'to'. An infinitive can serve either as a noun, adverb, or adjective. Examples:

As a noun:

To Love is Divine.

As an adverb:

Artists love to create art.

As an adjective:

He has many tales to tell.

See Split Infinitives


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