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6. Functions of Infinitives – Part 2

With Verb Future event certain to happen (be + to-infinitive): He was to join next day when he fell sick. Near future event (going to + bare verb): It is going to rain. As Direct Object of Verb: Remember to turn off the geyser switch. As Direct object after a noun/ pronoun object: Remind me to pack the thyroid medicine. With Noun As Noun (subject):To drive in night can be risky. As Noun (subject complement): Our aim was to capture the heights for strategic advantage. As Noun Complement: There is no need to panic. With Adjective

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