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Language and Grammar Transparency # 78 Student directions: Read the information at the top of the screen. Then complete the questions, as followed: A. Complete 1-4 B. Think about some “rules of the road.” Write three sentences with infinitives.
Use to plus a verb to form an Infinitive. An infinitive acts like a noun, an adjective, or an adverb. Like all nouns, an infinitive can be the object of an action verb. Mom decides to go shopping. verb infinitive What teen wants to go shopping? verb infinitive
You can also use an infinitive in the subject of a sentence. The verb will always be singular. To go grocery shopping is not fun. To go infinitive verb infinitive clothes shopping interests me. verb
You can also use an infinitive as an adjective or an adverb. I often have a desire to shop. I shop verb infinitive as an adjective verb to buy clothes. infinitive as an adverb
Complete each sentence with an infinitive. 1. Many teens want _____ more independent. 2. _____ more independent usually means taking on more responsibility. 3. Some teens want ___ part time. 4. They try ____ as much money as they can.
___ a teen is not all that bad. For example, teens have the right ___, but ___ the car insurance is rarely their responsibility. They have the right ___ a job but don’t pay a lot of taxes. They eat dinner every night, but ___ it is someone else’s chore. They have a home ___ in, but ___ the rent is not their worry.
Complete each sentence about people in your life who have responsibilities that benefit you. Use an infinitive in each sentence. 1. It’s my father’s responsibility to… 2. It’s my mother’s responsibility… 3. It’s my parent’s responsibility… 4. It’s my teacher’s responsibility… 5. It’s my coach’s responsibility…
Write half a page about responsibilities that adults have that teens do not have. Use an infinitive in at least four sentences.
Quiz over Infinitives today! Bonus Question: Why does the verb need to be singular in the fourth sentence? Write your answer at the bottom of the page.