Meaning of INFINITIVE in English

in ‧ fin ‧ i ‧ tive /ɪnˈfɪnətɪv, ɪnˈfɪnɪtɪv/ BrE AmE noun [countable] technical

[ Date: 1400-1500 ; Language: Late Latin ; Origin: infinitivus , from Latin infinitus ; because the verb is not limited by person or number ]

in grammar, the basic form of a verb, used with ‘to’ in English. In the sentence ‘I want to watch television’, ‘to watch’ is an infinitive.

⇨ ↑ split infinitive

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