posted by ashley .
What do you call a phrase where a verb is preceeded by the word to
It sounds like an infinitive. to go, to read, etc.
Please learn how to spell grammar. That's one of the first things you should do to demonstrate that you are educated.
An verb infinitive (to + verb)can be the object of another verb, as in
"I hate to study"
A verb infinitive can also take its own object, as in
"To avoid a bad grade, do your homework."
In that case, <to avoid (the infinitive)+ a bad grade (the object)> is called an infinitive phrase