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What do you call a phrase where a verb is preceeded by the word to

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    It sounds like an infinitive. to go, to read, etc.

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    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

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