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infinitive 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/inˈfinitiv/,
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infinitives, plural;
  1. Having or involving such a form

Noun
  1. The basic form of a verb, without an inflection binding it to a particular subject or tense (e.g., see in we came to see, let him see)


  1. the uninflected form of the verb
  2. In grammar, infinitive is the name for certain verb forms that exist in many languages. In the usual (traditional) description of English, the infinitive of a verb is its basic form with or without the particle to: therefore, do and to do, be and to be, and so on are infinitives. ...
  3. The basic form of a verb as in to work or work.
  4. A verb form that is usually introduced by to. The infinitive may be used as a noun or as a modifier. ...
  5. n :  a verb form that performs some functions of a noun and at the same time displays some characteristics of a verb. See also noun, mood, verb.
  6. The second word is the predicate of an infinitive in one of the first word's cases. (Tone `-'.)
  7. the basic, unchanged form of a verb, which usually occurs with the word 'to', as in 'to go', 'to ask', 'to be'.
  8. This is the form of verb you find in the dictinary. In English it always has the word to in front of it - for example: to run - and in Spanish it ends in ar, er, or ir - for example: correr.
  9. A form usually made by the placing of to before the bare form of a verb.
  10. One of the verb forms that doesn't have person. This one is often translated with our English thingie to plus the meaning of the verb, but not always: Haec urbs capi non poterat, this city was not able to be destroyed or could not be destroyed.
  11. the base form of a verb; EG I wanted to go … She helped me dig the garden.
  12. a verb written in the form of to plus the verb (for example, to walk) that acts as a noun, an adjective, or an adverb in a sentence
  13. The infinitive form is the base form of a verb with ‘to’. It is used after another verb, after an adjective or noun or as the subject or object of a sentence, e.g. 'I want to study’, ‘It’s difficult to understand’.
  14. basic impersonal form of a verb.
  15. a verb form beginning with "to."
  16. infinitiiv ehk -ma, -da tegevusnimi