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infinitive in a sentence

Example sentences for infinitive

All three authorities concluded that where the infinitive is concerned, sense and readability should rule.
Rarely does anyone object to a speaker's avoidance of the split infinitive.
Only the cultural elite goes out of its way to avoid inserting an adverb between the leaves of an infinitive.
Claim is not followed by an infinitive except when the subject of claim is also that of the infinitive.
Note that the next verb after do has to be an infinitive, not a tensed verb or a participle.
Each is a sequence of noun-copula-adjective-infinitive verb.
The split infinitive offends many readers, so avoid it if you can.

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