Grammar Patterns

V to-inf

Structure II: Verb with Object

V to-inf
 Verb groupto-infinitive clause
SubjectVerbObject
The Presidentagreedto be interviewed.
Turkish airlineshas offeredto lay on a dozen flights starting next week.
Hepleadedto speak with me privately.
Phrasal verbs: V P to-inf
 Verb groupParticleto-infinitive clause
SubjectVerbObject
Hedidn't gooutto injure opponents.
Governmentsqueueupto buy US spy satellites.
Desmondsetoutto find the answers.
Verbs with this structure belong to the following meaning groups:
II.1 The 'promise' groupII.2 The 'demand' groupII.3 The 'hope' groupII.4 The 'like' groupII.5 The 'claim' groupII.6 The 'need' groupII.7 Verbs with other meaningsStructure information: Verb with Object

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