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Infinitives as Nouns

Infinitives are verbals, which are verbs functioning in a different way. Infinitives function as nouns, adjectives, and adverbs.
We will begin with the noun function.
If a word is functioning as a noun, that means it can also have secondary functions, including: subject, direct object, indirect object, object of the preposition, and subject complement
You should keep this in mind as you go through both the practice and test sentences.

Please copy the following sentences down in your grammar notebook
Use the system to label the parts of speech and word functions.

Recommended Order (NOT left to right)
  1. Find the subject and verb combination(s) and underline and double underline respectively. Label all parts of speech.
  2. Find any articles (a, an, the) and circle them.
  3. Find any conjunctions (connecting words) and box them.
  4. Find any prepositional phrases (prep first and o.p. last) and surround them with parenthesis. Label all parts of speech and functions.
  5. Search for the infinitive(s) and label with Inf/n/(any secondary functions)
  6. Label any remaining parts of speech and functions.
Practice Sentences 
(Copy the sentence and label on your own first; scroll over to see the answers).
The gadget spec URL could not be found
    
The gadget spec URL could not be found
The gadget spec URL could not be found

Test Sentences 
(Copy the sentence and label on your own first; check with peers and teacher; due the class prior to the quiz; you may check with me before the due date to get advice)
  1. Everyone wanted to go to the movie.
  2. To be, or not to be, that is the question.

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