D-11.06 To Continue to Display Willingness to Improve Your Grammar, Don’t Forget to Look to Infinitives
D APPLY GRAMMAR
Chapter 19: Infinitive Phrases (“Time to Celebrate”) of the New Scenario: Beginning to Use English Grammar in Context, pages 257-270
Who It’s For: (Teachers & Helpers of) High Beginning Through Intermediate Language Improvers Ready to “Takea Break” from Whole-Sentence Grammar to Learnto Use Other Elements to Advantage
Why It’s Useful: In contrast to “complete-sentence construction,” there are elements of phrasingto beconsidered separately from standard “Subject + Verb” patterns. Infinitives (to + Base Verb) tend to bethe most prevalent of these. Infinitives can serve as sentence subjects, as in “To beor not to beis the question.” More often, however, within sentences, infinitives are likely to follow certain verbs like agreeor begin; adjectives like able or happy; or nouns such as timeor chance. There are also “infinitives of purpose” that are expected to mean“in order to + Verb.”
To geta freshly-created Chapter on Holidays Around the World, you’re invited to download14 colorful pages designed topresentthe main uses of Infinitives. You’re sure to improveyour English when you getto tryto insertor to correctinfinitives in informative selections to readabout special occasions.
What You’ll Do:
 In the page 257 Scenario, “Time for a Holiday,” you’re urged to sharethe reading (aloud) of three speeches intended to displaythe uses of infinitives appearing in Chapter 19. When you have a chance to engagein Practice Exercises 19-A to ***19-H on its remaining pages, be sure to consult not only the Grammar Box: Infinitive Phrases in Sentences but also the several Sidebars written to supply necessary vocabulary and specifics: Going to + Verb; Use(d) to + Verb; the Preposition To; Modals; Verbs, Adjectives, & Nouns Before Infinitives; Infinitives of Purpose.
 If you have time to learnand to teachabout special occasions, use it to researchholidays in various cultures. If you’re still eager to practicegrammar, you might also want to noticethe infinitives in the articles you get to read. You may even be able to paraphrasesome of their points (in order) to insertmore infinitives. To sum up, it’s usually a good idea to useevery opportunity you have to improve your English.