bare infinitive love

bare infinitive

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. In English, the infinitive without to, as used with modal auxiliary verbs. In the sentence I must go to the store now, the verb go is a bare infinitive.

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  • n. The infinitive form of a verb, without the particle to.

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