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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #10768: Infinitive in sentences
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    Infinitive in sentences


    The infinitive

    🔹 I) Infinitive with "to":

    ✔️ With wishes, hopes, expectations (want, hope, prefer, would like, expect, wish, manage):

    • She would like to meet foreign people. 
    • She hopes to see the Prime Minister. 
    • We prefer to drive you there. 



    🔹 II) Infinitive with a subject:

    ✔️ To show who will do the action:  expect, advise, teach, tell, ask, want, etc.

    • Peter wants his daughter to marry Mike. 
    • We expect her to come back
    • The nurse told her to be patient. 



    🔹 III) for + noun / pronoun + infinitive:

    ✔️ After the preposition "for". With a subject.

    •  'This suitcase is too heavy for you to be pulled. You had better take a taxi!  
    • - The hotel is not very far for me to walk. 
    • - It's time for you to get there. 
    • - It's time for me to rest! 



    🔹 IV) Infinitive without "to":

    ✔️ With the verbs "make" and "let":

    • The teacher made him revise. 
    • Bill didn't let him drive. 



    🔹 V) see / hear + infinitive :

    ✔️ With a full action. Use the -ING form if the action is being done.When we passed her bedroom door we heard the little girl crying. 

    • We saw her cry. 
    • We heard him shout at her. 


       


    🔹 VI) had better / would rather :

    ✔️ Infinitive without "to"
    Negation : You had better not answer her.

    • She had better go to bed now. 
    • She would rather watch TV (than go to bed). 



    🔹 VII) Exercise :

    👨‍🎓 Build these sentences.

    Warning: sentences 4 to 8 are interrogative clauses.



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