bare infinitive

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English[edit]

Examples (English grammar)

I must go - "go" is a bare infinitive
I want to go - "to go" is the (full) infinitive

Noun[edit]

bare infinitive (plural bare infinitives)

  1. (English grammar) The infinitive form of a verb, without the particle to.

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