Translation of infinitive in Spanish:


infinitivo, n.

Pronunciation /ɪnˈfɪnədɪv//ɪnˈfɪnɪtɪv/


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    infinitivo masculine
    • We typically identify powers with a certain standard locution, employing the infinitives of verbs along with verb phrases.
    • Rewrite sentences in the active voice. Recast sentences that have more than five prepositions and infinitives.
    • But the classicists decided we needed to have a rule, so we have one: it is wrong to split the infinitive.
    • There's no logical or grammatical reason to forbid splitting infinitives, and sometimes it's even obligatory, as Arnold Zwicky and Geoff Nunberg pointed out here last spring.
    • To highlight the continuous movement of his imaginative figures, Valery uses infinitives.
    • Instead, there is the contrast between infinitives introduced by the prepositions à and de.
    • The silly rule about not splitting infinitives often creates unnecessary ambiguities.
    • And the use of the infinitive for coming events is so common we hardly blink.
    • Thus, if a language has long-distance reflexivization with indicatives, then it will necessarily have it with (if relevant) subjunctives, infinitives, small clauses, and NPs.
    • Do you split your infinitives or make other grammatical ‘errors’?
    • Will roughening our cadences and splitting our infinitives establish our distance from our colonial history?
    • Some infinitives seem to improve on being split, just as a stick of round stovewood does.
    • Also, he's not above splitting an infinitive, but what can you do?
    • I was good at history and liked literature, especially Conrad because he split all his infinitives and I thought it a much cooler way of writing.
    • The verb of the infinitive (in this case go) is usually preceded by the word to.
    • Among other particular features of Albanian and other Balkan languages are a postpositive definite article and the absence of a verbal infinitive.
    • He has banned infinitives as well as tensed verbs entirely from his writing, but he does exempt past participles from his linguistic Nuremberg Laws.
    • Participles dangle, metaphors are not only extended but mixed, infinitives are split and ambiguous pronouns abound.
    • I wonder why this bit of ignorant grammatical pontificating never caught on, while the equally ill-founded prescription against splitting infinitives did?
    • Maybe it matters not a whit whether I strangle indecently my infinitives, or whether I split them decently with care.