Origin of infinitive
Examples from the Web for infinitive
Historical Examples of infinitive
The infinitive is often used in poetry after a verb of motion where we should use the present participle.Beowulf
The infinitive mood is like a gentlemans cab, because it has no number.The Comic Latin Grammar
The past tense, third person plural, of the infinitive Fitnah.A Critical Exposition of the Popular 'Jihd'
Moulavi Gergh Ali
From jamar, the infinitive of "to eat," the regular conjugation should be jame, "I have eaten."Carmen
The Infinitive Mood has the Signs to, about; as to love, about to love.A Short System of English Grammar
"simple, uninflected form of a verb," 1510s (mid-15c. as an adjective), from Late Latin infinitivus "unlimited, indefinite," from Latin infinitus (see infinite). "Indefinite" because not having definite person or number.
The simple or dictionary form of a verb: walk, think, fly, exist. Often the word to marks a verb as an infinitive: “to walk,” “to think,” “to fly,” “to exist.”