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              Infinitives

An infinitive is the word to plus an action verb.

     --Mike likes to read.                                              to read is the direct object


        --Mike's favorite thing to do is to read.         to read is the

                                                                                    predicate nominative


    --To read is Mike's favorite thing to do.      to read is the subject


   --Mike's plan to read was put on hold

   because his mom asked him to wash

   the dishes.                                                                         to read functions as an adjective


   --Mike went to the library to read.                     to read functions as an adverb



Infinitives can be used to create infinitive phrases.