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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Usage of Infinitives in English Grammar

Let us examine the following sentences of this type of infinitives.
1. I ‘am to go’ for the interview today at 10 a.m. (present)
2. He ‘has to complete’ the home work by 10 p.m. today. (present)
3. Sandhya ‘is to lead’ the class in prayer this evening. (present)
4. The girl students ‘have to participate’ in the competition. (present)
5. The twin sisters ‘are to dance’ in today’s party. (present)
6. Sham ‘was to reach’ here before 8 a.m. (past)
7. The apprentices ‘were to practice’ the work within 24 hours. (past)
8. Sam ‘had to submit’ the application before 22nd of last month. (past)
9. You ‘will have to appear’ for the entrance examination next week. (future)
10. Reena ‘does have to’ attend the court proceedings today.
11. ‘Do’ all the children ‘have to say’ the Pledge?
12. ‘Did’ my mother ‘have to come’ here for such a simple reason?

We are learning free medical transcription course here in this blog.  Note: In some cases of the auxiliary verbs DO, DOES AND DID, the usage of the verb ‘Have’ for emphatic. The rules with “will” and “shall” are same.
The negative emphatic answers are mentioned some below.
1. I ‘am not to take’ a third injection.
2. My small brother ‘is not to go’ with you on tour.
3. The twin sisters ‘are not to take’ part in today’s singing competition.
4. Pritam ‘hasn’t to complete’ the project work before another year.
5. The students ‘haven’t to stand’ up in a social party.
6. Manoj Kumar ‘hadn’t to run’ after the librarian every time.
7. Lusy wasn’t to join the college team.
8. The trainees ‘were not to sit’ in their rooms during class time.
9. You ‘will not have to join’ the queue for the provisional store.
10. We ‘don’t have to beg’ him for a favour everytime.
11. Naughty ‘doesn’t have to say’ ‘yes’ for every request.
12. The laboratory participators ‘didn’t have to sit’ idle during practical classes.

We will study more  about the usage of infinitive in the next post.

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