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infinitive



youenglish
Morocco

infinitive
 
Can an infinitive verb be a subjest or an object of a sentence???

26 Sep 2017      



FrauSue
France

Yes, in poetic or formal statements.
 
"To know him is to love him." 

26 Sep 2017     



minimal70
Morocco

hi
it can be a subject phrase of the verb to be, but by no means the object because to be is an intransitive stative verb 

26 Sep 2017     



ldthemagicman
United Kingdom

"To be, or not to be: that is the question."

26 Sep 2017     



yanogator
United States

Hi,
If Im not mistaken, "to walk" is the direct object in the sentence "I like to walk in the rain". It tells what I like.
 
Bruce 

27 Sep 2017     



marzouga
Morocco

hi Bruce ;I think you meant "to walk" hh not "to like" which is correct of course. correct  

28 Sep 2017     



yanogator
United States

Indeed, marzouga. I think "to walk" is the direct object of that sentence. Thanks for the correction. I ll go back and edit it, so it doesn t confuse people.
 
Bruce 

28 Sep 2017