Infinitives without to

Infinitives are generally used with the marker to. But we use the infinitive without to in some cases. After modal auxiliary verbs After the modal auxiliary verbs will, shall, would, should, can, could, may, might and must, we use the infinitive without to. I shall write to him. (NOT I shall to write...) We can … Продължете с четенето на Infinitives without to

Infinitive forms

Besides simple infinitives like (to) write, there are also progressive, perfect and passive infinitives. Progressive Infinitive Form: (to) + be + present participle Examples are: (to) be writing, (to) be reading, (to) be walking etc. The progressive infinitive is used to suggest that actions and events are/were/will be continuing around the time we are talking … Продължете с четенето на Infinitive forms

Functions of the to-infinitive

Functions of the to-infinitive The to-infinitive as the subject of the sentence. This is a formal usage and is far more common in written English than spoken: Examples:     To err is human, to forgive divine.     To find fault with others is easy.     To visit the Grand Canyon is my life-long dream. And … Продължете с четенето на Functions of the to-infinitive

Gerund (герундий)

The gerund always has the same function as a noun. A gerund can be the subject in the sentence. Examples: Walking is good for you. A gerund can be an object in the sentence. Examples: I like walking in the park. A gerund after prepositions After prepositions we normally use a gerund. Examples: Can you … Продължете с четенето на Gerund (герундий)