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2. Functions of Infinitive - Part 1 (as Verb Complement)

Infinitives are verbs preceded by ‘to’, which can function as object of verb just like a noun. Infinitive Phrases which follow Verb as direct object of verb fulfil the function of an action or that of an action outcome. These verbs which allow other verbs to follow are called Catenative, meaning chain, and they fall into the following five fcategories.

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