Infinitive phrases

by Andrew Heubel

Definition of infinitive phrase

An infinitive phrase will begin with an infinitive [to + simple form of the verb]. It will include objects and/or modifiers.

Explanation of use

Infinitive phrases can function as nouns, adjectives, or adverbs.An infinitive is the base form of the verb with to.


1 To smash the cake.

2 To run a 3 mile path.

3 To lick the icing off the cake.

4 To kick the ball into the goal.

5 I like to ride my bike Lexington park to explore new places.