Infinitives Worksheet

Category: Grammar

Use this Infinitives Worksheet to test your ability to recognize full and split infinitives. These exercises allow you to practice correcting split infinitives to improve your sentence mechanics through rewriting sentences when necessary.

Infinitives Worksheet

Instructions

For each of the exercises below, identify any full infinitives by underlining them. If there is a split infinitive, circle it, and rewrite the sentence to correct it, underling the corrected full infinitive in the rewritten sentence. Finally, identify whether the full infinitive in each sentence functions as a noun, adjective or adverb by circling the correct part of speech.

  • To dance on Broadway is the only dream to which she aspires.
    Rewrite (if necessary):
    The full infinitive functions as (a noun, an adjective, an adverb).

  • My parents taught me to always believe in myself.
    Rewrite (if necessary):
    The full infinitive functions as (a noun, an adjective, an adverb).

  • As the clock ticked, I tried to quickly complete as many answers as possible.
    Rewrite (if necessary):
    The full infinitive functions as (a noun, an adjective, an adverb).

  • The manager was known to approve most raises proposed by the division supervisors.
    Rewrite (if necessary):
    The full infinitive functions as (a noun, an adjective, an adverb).

  • In order to do well on the exam, you must strive to fully understand all the complex theories.
    Rewrite (if necessary):
    The full infinitive functions as (a noun, an adjective, an adverb).