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
What is an Infinitive? The Infinitive is a non-finite form of the verb which names an action. As a rule the infinitive is used with the particle to. Students go to school to get knowledge. If two infinitives are connected by the conjunctions and or or, the particle to is placed only before the first infinitive.