Example sentences for: infinitives

How can you use “infinitives” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Bush also commonly removes the "to" from infinitives, as with "in order promote the peace."

  • The interdiction is meaningless for English grammar (or style), having been carried over from Latin, where a preposition must accompany the word it is connected with syntactically and semantically; like the caveat concerning split infinitives, which cannot be split in Latin because, as in most other Indo-European languages, they are single words, unsplittable nuclei, unlike the atom,

  • Fowler gave short shrift to those who would split hairs over split infinitives; but I feel fairly sure that even he would draw the line at a phrase like, “To be or to not be ...”

  • However, writing letters to editors to complain about split infinitives is child's play for the truly obsessed.

  • !); and worst of all, the epidemic of split infinitives that has plagued this country for the past several years.

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