Infinitive Verb Form: Definition & Examples


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We use the infinitive verb form when the word ___ preceded the verb in a sentence.

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1. Infinitives verb forms act as _____ in sentences.


The infinitive in the following sentence is acting as _____.

'Sam wanted to attend Princeton University.'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Infinitive verbs are an important part of grammar and the English language, and this quiz and worksheet combo will help test your understanding of this topic. This lesson will test your knowledge of the role that infinitive verbs play in writing and speaking the English language.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Identifying an infinitive verb
  • How infinitive verbs can act in a given sentence
  • Potential confusion with infinitive verbs

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as distinguishing between infinitive verbs and various types of phrases
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about whether infinitive verbs can act as nouns, adjectives or adverbs in a sentence
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding infinitives to determine their roles in given phrases

Additional Learning

To learn more about Infinitive Verbs, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how to identify an infinitive verb
  • Examine the various ways an infinitive verb can be used in a sentence
  • Distinguish infinitive verbs from prepositional phrases
  • Identify the improper use of split infinitives