Infinitive Practice 1

Indicate the function of each infinitive phrase and diagram the sentences.

  1. Adena wants Sam to learn to change a tire.

  2. She is tired of having to do all of the minor car chores herself.

  3. She expects him to take a course on performing minor car maintenance.

  4. She thinks it's a good idea for him to learn to do things for himself.

  5. To motivate Sam, Adena promised to buy him a dashboard ornament when he completed the course successfully.

  6. Last Friday Sam went to the high school to sign up for the car repair course.

  7. It was too late for Sam to register for the course.

  8. Adena told Sam that he could not expect to receive any more presents from her for a long time.

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