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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #88089: Infinitive phrase
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    Infinitive phrase


       Infinitive clauses


     

     Example

     David, where are you?
                     
                I want David to feed the dogs.

                              I want        David to feed the dogs

                               main clause            infinitive clause

                                I want        him to feed the dogs


    NEGATION & question

                            
     Dad asked the children not to be so noisy.

      Do the teachers expect me to read all these books?


        When should you use an infinitive clause?


     After these verbs:
     want , order oblige ,  forceforbid ,
    hate like love ,  preferwish ,  cannot/can't bear  ...
     The policeman ordered the driver to stop.
                               
           

      He wants us to sing. 


     encourage,  invite ,  advise ,  warn,  tell ,  ask,
     beg
    require ,  persuade ,  urge ,  implore expect
     His parents warned him not to go into the house alone.
                           


     teach,  allow , enable ,  permit ,  remind ,  help 
     Remind me to buy a loaf of bread tonight.
       
                        

     

          Infinitive clause: passive voice

    My friend told me to come in.
    I was told to come in by my friend.

     The teacher asked him to listen.

     He was asked to listen (by the teacher). 

           

     For + infinitive clause

     A result to achieve
      The teacher has given a long exercise for the children to do.

                
     
         It is impossible for him to lift that weight.
     After 'it is' and a few adjectives
      
    (hard, difficult, important, impossible, vital, natural...)
     

     It was difficult for
     Fred to learn Chinese.

     After wait
     I'm waiting for you to give me an answer.






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    1.

    Complete these sentences. Example = They want........... (she does the dishes) =» They want
    her to do the dishes.
    The doctor ordered .    


    2.
    Complete the sentences by writing the right choice.
    I want     <
    3. Put in order (passive in a and b, infinitives with for in c and d).
    a) expected / come / is / tomorrow. / He / to <   <








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