Review: You have learned that A PHRASE is a group of related words used as a single part of speech. A phrase lacks a subject, a predicate or both. Consequently, a phrase cannot be a sentence. Now, you will learn the fifth kind of phrase: An Infinitive Phrase.
An INFINITIVE PHRASE is consists of an infinitive and its modifiers and complements. It can act as a noun, an adjective, or an adverb.
Acting as a Noun:
- I love to talk to strangers.
- To condemn an innocent child is morally wrong.
- Hilary's plan is to travel in Europe.
Acting as an Adjective:
- The girl to watch in world entertainment is Angelina Jolie.
- My plan to borrow a book to read tonight was realized.
Acting as an Adverb:
- The sentence is easy to transform with the help of phrases.
- I raised my hand to acknowledge the applause.
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