The Subjective Infinitive Complex The Subjective Infinitive Complex or Complex Subject consists of a noun in the Common Case or a personal pronoun in the Nominative Case and the infinitive. Complex Subject He is said to be writing a play. She was reported to have finished school. You were said to have arrived in Kyiv.
Let's learn when we use gerund and infinitive Some verbs are followed by the Gerund and some by the Infinitive. Read and remember when Gerund and Infinitive are used in English. Exam in Mind Level B1 Verb + infinitive to express purpose: She went to meet her mother. after would love / like / prefer:
Objective Infinitive Complex Exercises Exam in Mind Level B1 / B2 Let's have practice in using objective infinitive complex. V + object + (to) infinitive Read the sentences with the Objective Infinitive Complex I saw him enter the house. She heard him leave the room. You watched her play the piano. We noticed the girl approach
Bare Infinitive Or Infinitive Without To Bare infinitive or zero infinitive is the form of a verb without to. In the sentence "Let my people go", the bare infinitive is the word "go". Exam in Mind Level B1 / B2 The Use of the Bare Infinitive After auxiliary verbs: I don't understand the meaning of this word.
Infinitive of Purpose: In Order to Exam in Mind We can use to + infinitive (infinitive of purpose) to say why we do something. It tells the other person the reason. In order to is used to express purpose. It answers the question “Why?” In order to is often omitted: He came here in order
Gerunds and Infinitives We use Gerunds and Infinitives as subjects. Often an infinitive phrase is used with it as the object of a sentence: It is difficult to learn a second language. A gerund phrase is frequently used as the subject of a sentence: Learning a second language is difficult. An infinitive can also be
The Infinitives Adjectives Followed by Infinitives Certain adjectives can be immediately followed by infinitives. In general, the adjectives followed by infinitives describe a person (or persons), not a thing. Many of these adjectives describe a person’s feelings or attitudes. The expressions with a bullet • are usually followed by infinitive phrases with verbs such as
Hardly ... when и No sooner...than + Past Perfect Scarcely/Nearly/Barely/Hardly + Past Perfect … when/as + Past Simple No sooner + Past Perfect … than + Past Simple No sooner had she come back than it started to snow. Barely had she stopped talking when he came in. Для придачи особой эмоциональности и выразительности может
Grammar Time: Verbs of Perception Exam in Mind Level B1/B2 Let's learn to use Gerunds and Infinitives with verbs of perception. Certain verbs of perception are followed by either the simple form of a verb (=the infinitive form without “to”) or the –ing form of a verb. There is little difference in meaning between the
Grammar Time: Past Simple Irregular Verbs Exam in Mind Level B1/ B2 These exercises will help you to review Past Simple irregular verbs. Exercise 1. Answer the questions as in the example. Pay attention to Past Simple Irregular Verbs Example: Did you sit down? – Yes, I sat down. Did you drink any coffee before class?