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

       Infinitive clauses



     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,
    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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    Complete these sentences. Example = They want........... (she does the dishes) =» They want
    her to do the dishes.
    The doctor ordered .(I stay in bed)
     Her mother wants  .   (she makes her bed)                           
     His parents would like  .  (he has good marks)  
     Our friends asked  . (we come back soon)  

    Complete the sentences by writing the right choice.
    I want  
    1) he to drive slowly  / 2) that he drives slowly / 3) him to drive slowly
     He persuaded  
    1) me to go to the doctor's / 2) me go to the doctor / 3) I to go to the doctor's
     Paul would like 
    1) his dog  not be so aggressive / 2) his dog not to be so aggressive / 3) that his dog is not so aggressive
     The teacher doesn't want
    1) the children be late / 2)  that the children are late / 3) the children to be late


    3. Put in order (passive in a and b, infinitives with for in c and d).
    a) expected / come / is / tomorrow. / He / to
     b) taught  / by/ She / drive / was /  her/  to /  father.    
     c) for / rain / to / I'm / stop. / waiting / the 
     d) possible / exist / for / Is it / to / Mars? / on / life 

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