Complementary Verbs: Verbs Completed With an Infinitive
Some verbs do not convey a complete thought by themselves. The most common use an infinitive to complete the thought (e.g.
wish to...,etc.). Like helping verbs, these should be considered only one thought or action even though it is expressed with more than one verb.
Certain verbs that use an infinitive to complete the one thought.
The complementary verbs are highlighted in the following sentences:
Jim began to run away.
The boys wanted to replace the window.
Hint: Be careful not to confuse complementary verbs with passive verbs or helping verbs. Complementary verbs are typically completed with an infinitive.
Click on the complementary verb in the following sentences.
I have had a dream that troubles me and I want to know what it means - Dan. 2:3
Solomon tried to kill Jereboam, but Jereboam fled to Egypt. - 1 Kgs. 11:40
Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices daily. - Heb. 7:27
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