Infinitive Clauses: to_____ Verbal Ideas
Infinitive clauses are clauses that are based around an infinitive. An infinitive is a verbal idea in the form to ______. e.g. to throw, to catch, etc.

An infinitive clause can have a subject, object, and modifiers like a main sentence. Each word in the clause has its normal function, but the entire clause serves a function as a whole in the main sentence.

An infinitive clause may function as a noun, adjective, complementary verb, or a purpose statement.

Infinitive Clauses
to _____ verbal idea that functions in various ways.

the following are examples of infinitive clauses fulfilling various functions in a sentence.
As a Noun:
(Subject)
To win the game is my goal.
(Direct Object)
I like to play.
As an Adjective:
I made a decision to throw it.
As a complementary verb (with certain main verbs):
We began to run.
Hint: Infinitives can be confused with prepositional phrases
e.g. to run (to followed by a verb) is an infinitive.
to the store (to followed by a noun [with modifier]) is a prepositional phrase.
As a purpose statement (functions as an adverb, describing the verb):
I ran to escape the police.

Find the Infinitives in the following sentences.

First, click on the Infinitive.
Good job, now choose how the infinitive functions in this sentence.
Good, now try a different sentence.
Great Job! You have found the infinitives in all the sentences.

God said to Noah, I am going to put an end to all people. - Gen. 6:13
Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. - Matt. 3:13
My desire is to depart and be with Christ. - Phil. 1:23
God has no need to examine men further. Job 34:23
I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection. Phil. 3:10
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Correct
Sorry, this is a prepositional phrase
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