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INFINITIVES 1. AS A SUBJECT: To lend money is a risky business. OR It is a risky business to lend money.
2. AFTER CERTAIN VERBS: I can’t afford to buy that house. agree, appear, ask, afford, arrange, attempt, beg, claim, choose, consent, decide, demand, deserve, expect, fail, happen, hope, hesitate, learn, manage, neglect, offer, plan, prepare, pretend, promise, refuse, seem, threaten, tend, want, wish, would like, would love, would hate, would prefer etc.
3. AFTER VERB + SOMEONE: I promised him to be there at 6. ask, beg, cause, command, expect, forbid, force, get, help, invite, instruct, order, persuade, press, promise, remind, request, teach, tell, want, wish etc.
4. AFTER CERTAIN ADJECTIVES: She was happy to help. afraid, astonished, shocked, sad, determined, ready, glad, amazed, anxious, lucky, surprised, happy, sorry, pleased etc.
5. AFTER THE FOLLOWING STRUCTURES: It was kind of her to call. It is necessary for him to have a rest. generous good kind nice polite stupid difficult easy hard essential possible exciting fun (un)important (un)necessary (un)usual + of + for
6. TO EXPRESS PURPOSE: She went to the post office to collect her parcel. He left early (in order) to catch the train.
Bare Infinitive would rather had better modals make let help have + bare infinitive I’d rather go out. He had better study more. You should get a shower. someone + bare infinitive She made them leave the class. He let her stay out after midnight. You could help her do his project. He had them paint the walls.