Infinitive

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  • Q1

    Did you remember _____ the letter?

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    to post

    Explanation:

    An infinitive is the base form of a verb that usually follows ‘to’. A number of common verbs can be used with ‘to’ as infinitives.

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  • Q2

    Combine the following sentences using infinitives.

    (a) He is too young. He cannot understand.

    (b) The program wanted to create awareness. It focused on child infanticide.

    (c) The grass was wet. I couldn’t sit on it.

    (d) Sameer is quite rich. He can buy this newly launched bike.

    (e) This room is very hot. No one can work here.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) He is too young to understand.

    (b) The program focused on child infanticide to create awareness.

    (c) The grass was too wet to sit on.

    (d) Sameer is rich enough to buy this newly launched bike.

    (e) This room is too hot to work.

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  • Q3

    Choose the correct option to complete the sentences.

    (a) I don’t want her _________ (know/ to know) the party venue.

    (b) He did not have much ___________ (to say/ say) about the whole episode.

    (c) Hiten refused _________ (accept/ to accept) the offer from that new firm.

    (d) I worked so hard __________ (to find/ find) the solution to this riddle.

    (e) I am glad __________ (see/ to see) you succeed in your new business venture.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) I don’t want her to know the party venue.

    (b) He did not have much to say about the whole episode.

    (c) Hiten refused to accept the offer from that new firm.

    (d) I worked so hard to find the solution to this riddle.

    (e) I am glad to see you succeed in your new business venture.

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  • Q4

    Rewrite the following sentences using infinitives.

    (a) My granny likes living a happy life.

    (b) He tried holding the box.

    (c) Dippy loves going to her dance classes.

    (d) The Professor will speak now.

    (e) Dad likes playing chess.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) My granny likes to live a happy life.

    (b) He tried to hold the box.

    (c) Dippy loves to go to her dance classes.

    (d) The Professor is about to speak now.

    (e) Dad likes to play chess.

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  • Q5

    Identify infinitives in the following sentences.

    (a) Learning to speak French is interesting.

    (b) The man helped me to pull my suitcase.

    (c) She needs my help to solve the problem.

    (d) I want to visit Japan next year.

    (e) He wants to go trekking in the mountains.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) Learning to speak French is interesting.

    (b) The man helped me to pull my suitcase.

    (c) She needs my help to solve the problem.

    (d) I want to visit Japan next year.

    (e) He wants to go trekking in the mountains.

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