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INFINITIVE PHRASES

INFINITIVE PHRASES.

An infinitive is a verb form that usually appears with the word to before it.

To is called the sign of the infinitive.

Examples:

To lift to eat to launch to register To is a preposition if it is followed by a noun or noun phrase, but it is a sign of the infinitive if it is followed by a verb or verb phrase.

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PHRASES

PHRASES. What is a phrase?.

A phrase is a group of words without a subject or a predicate or both and does not express a complete thought.

Therefore, a phrase can never stand on its own as a complete sentence.

Using different kinds of phrases enables a writer or a speaker to create informative and descriptive sentences that vary in structure.

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IDIOMS AND SAYINGS

IDIOMS AND SAYINGS.

An idiom is a phrase that has a special meaning as a whole.

The meaning of an idiom is different from the meanings of its separate words.

Examples: It was raining cats and dogs.

The idiom raining cats and dogs does not mean that cats and dogs were falling out of the sky! It means “raining heavily”.

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PREFIXES

PREFIXES.

A prefix is a word part that is added to the beginning of a word to form another word or to change its meaning.

The word to which the prefix is added is called the base word.

Examples:

Prefix base word, new word, un. friendly, unfriendly, pre, pay, prepay

A prefix changes the meaning of the base word.

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