The Infinitive

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The infinitive is a verbal form (a non-finite verb form) which consists of the base form of the verb with the particle "to": to do; to go; to play; to take; to break; to find. The English infinitive and the Russian non-finite verb form have similar features

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The InfinitiveThe infinitivecan be used with or without the markerto. These two forms of the infinitive are distinguished by the terms to-infinitivesand bare infinitives. Uses of the bare infinitiveThe infinitive without the markerto(bare-infinitive) is used after the auxiliariesshall, should, will, would, may, might, do, did, can, could, must, need and dare. Ishall invitethem.Wemust gonow.He can speakEnglish.Youneed not go.Hedare not refuse.NotesWhendareandneedare used as principal verbs, they are followed by the to-infinitive. Did he

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