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Put Grammar into Practice! Chapter 3

Exercise 3-4 Identifying infinitive phrases

 

Read the sentences and identify the infinitive phrases. If there is a modifier, type "yes" on the next line and write the modifer. Otherwise, type "no." Click here to complete this exercise online.

 

1. To visit Acapulco frequently is my hope.

 

Infinitive phrase:

Is there a modifier?:                         If so, which word is it?

 

2. When do you want to carefully study math?

 

Infinitive phrase:

 

Is there a modifier?:                         If so, which word is it?

3. Kara needs to wait patiently for the phone call from Dina.

 

Infinitive phrase:

 

Is there a modifier?:                           If so, which word is it?

4. He will have to watch sadly from the team’s sidelines.

 

Infinitive phrase:

Is there a modifier?:                           If so, which word is it?

5. Terri and Luis stand on boxes to see over the crowd.

Infinitive phrase:

Is there a modifier?:                           If so, which word is it?

6. To finish the report rapidly and accurately is his goal.

Infinitive phrase:

Is there a modifier?                           If so, which word is it?

7. Before he could answer, Roger had to look briefly at the calendar.

Infinitive phrase:

Is there a modifier?:                           If so, which word is it?

8. The secretary tried to shred the documents.

Infinitive phrase:

Is there a modifier?:                           If so, which word is it?

9. Josh took Tae-kwon-do to learn martial arts.

Infinitive phrase:

Is there a modifier?:                            If so, which word is it?

10. Mallory used the time machine to visit an earlier era.

Infinitive phrase:

Is there a modifier?:                              If so, which word is it?

11. I want to write amazingly well at the end of this course.

Infinitive phrase:

Is there a modifier?:                           If so, which word is it?

12. Do you plan to leave quickly for the airport?

Infinitive phrase:

Is there a modifier?:                            If so, which word is it?

13. I will stay to help you clean up the kitchen.

Infinitive phrase:

Is there a modifier?:                             If so, which word is it?

14. The tourists stopped to buy train tickets at the counter.

Infinitive phrase:

Is there a modifier?:                           If so, which word is it?

15. The cat climbed in the basket to sleep soundly.

Infinitive phrase:

Is there a modifier?:                         If so, which word is it?

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