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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #5677: Infinitive clause
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    Infinitive clause


    The infinitive  clause

     

    1) The infinitive clause is used after some verbs such as want and like

    Want/like +noun  or  pronoun  + to -infinitif

     

    I want her to come

    (Not  I want that she comes!)

     

    I would like Jane to work better !

    (Not  I would like that Jane works better)

     

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    2) The infinitive clause is also used after verbs such as : ask, expect, hate, need, order, prefer , wait for

     

    I expect her to phone me                            

     

    I need someone to help me                        

     

    I am waiting for Mike to come back          

     

     Notice:

     

    I can’t wait for the holidays                         

    I can’t wait to see him again                      

     

     

     

    Exercise :     Put the sentences in order, finding an infinitive clause.





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