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The Bare Infinitive

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Transcript of The Bare Infinitive

The Bare Infinitive
Infinitives with to are known as ‘
to infinitives
’ and the infinitive without to is known as the ‘
bare infinitive
’.
Bare infinitive
: Help me
open
the gate.
The
bare infinitive
is used after
modal verbs

He
can

speak
English.
We
must

go
now.
I
should

invite
them.
can, could, must, shall, should, will
would, may, might
The
bare infinitive
is also used after
rather, better, had better
.
You
had rather

visit
him.
You
better

pay
now.
You
had better

close
the door.
Common verbs of perception including
see, watch, hear, feel, sense

take a
direct object
and the
bare infinitive
.
I
saw

it

happen
.
I
watched

it

move
.
I
heard

it

enter
the room.
The
bare infinitive
+
direct object
is also used with several common verbs of permission or causation, including
make, let, have
.
Just
let

him

go
.
Make

them

leave
!
Have

her

sent
in!
The infinitive can be used with or without the marker
to
.
To infinitive
: Help me
to open
the gate.
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