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Uses Of Infinitives

Tell how the infinitives in the following sentences are used:

1. John began to do his examples.

2. I want some paper to cut into circles.

3. He went to call help.

4. I will try to improve my writing.

5. To try hard is usually to succeed.

6. I need a girl to copy records.

7. The lady came to work in the store.

8. To play is the desire of all healthy children.

9. To scratch comes natural to the mother hen.

10. To speak the truth is the duly of every one.

11. Mr. Carpenter plans to enlarge his house.

12. He intends to go to New York to-morrow.

13. Fanny did not wait to hear the last words.

14. To fish is great fun for most boys.

15. The old woman was afraid to venture across the crowded street.

16. To help others is the best way to become happy.

17. I want to hire a boy who is willing to work.

18. He could not stop to talk longer as he had to do an errand.

19. He hastened to overtake his friends who were going to see the ball game.

20. He tries hard to do what he is told.

21. The children used to say that the fairies must be very good housemaids to keep their floors so clean.

22. To throw the lasso well requires great skill.

23. He was obliged to hide himself in a thick wood.

24. He tried to earn what he could to help support his mother.

25. Few people know that it is harder to keep quiet than it is to speak.

26. To pick cotton under a hot sun is indeed hard work.

27. He it was who taught him later

How to make his bows and arrows, How to make the bows of ash-tree.

28. The North not only had to attack, but also to hold the places which were taken, to make their victories decisive.

29. Theirs not to make reply,

Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die. Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred. 30. How dull it is to pause, to make an end,

To rust unburnished, not to shine in use!


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