Which sentence uses an infinitive as an adverb?
A) My favorite board game to play is stored in the basement.
B) Nicole wants to learn the art of rhetoric before next year.
C) Dave's favorite thing to do is to walk his dog every evening.
D) We met after school to study for the big math test next week.

Ithink it is b

  1. 👍 1
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 477
  1. In A, the infinitive is "to play" and it's telling more about the board game. So this is not the one.

    In B, the infinitive is "to learn" and the infinitive phrase is "to learn the art of rhetoric" -- hmmmm!

    In C, there are two infinitives: "to do" and "to walk" -- the first is describing "favorite thing" and the second is serving as a predicate nominative.

    In D, the infinitive is "to study" and the whole infinitive phrase is "to study for the big math test next week." Hmmmm!

    Read about infinitives here:

    And read about infinitive phrases here:

    Let us know what you decide.

  2. Hi, I think you are correct that the best choice is B. The infinitive "to learn" modifies the verb "wants".

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0
  3. I think
    b) the infinitive to play is the object of the verb wants.
    d) the infinitive to study is an adverb modifying the verb met.
    choice D is the best choice of the four. http://www.chompchomp.com/terms/infinitivephrase.htm applies.

  4. Bob Pursley is correct.

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. English grammar

    In the following sentence identify the function of the infinitive (phrase). Is it too expensive to travel to Europe? My list of answers contains: Adverb, subject, direct object, adjective, object of preposition, and predicate

    asked by Emily on July 21, 2015
  2. English

    Identify the part of speech or the form of speech in the underlines portion of the next sentence. Sleeping is my favorite hobby. A. Helping Verb B. Gerund C. Being Verb D. Infinitive I think it is B..

    asked by Angela on April 6, 2014
  3. english, can you check over my answers? thanks!

    I have answered these questions, but would like someone to review them.. can you please check the answers that i've chosen? thanks in advance! Identify the function of the infinitive in the sentence. Choose from the following:

    asked by Sherri on December 16, 2011
  4. English

    Singing is my favorite activity. "Singing" functions as which part of speech in the sentence above? (A) Noun (B) Adjective (C) Adverb (D) Preposition

    asked by Jeen on July 25, 2018
  5. Verbals: Infinitives

    Identify the function of the infinitive in the sentence. Choose from the following: subject, direct object, object of the preposition, predicate noun, adjective, adverb 1. The person to ask is your mother. Function of the

    asked by Sherri on December 14, 2011
  1. English IV

    Help Please! Choose the function of the italicized infinitive phrase shown below. (stars indicate italicized infinitive phrase) Meridith is *to be restored as captain.* Answer Options: Function of infinitive: Adjective, Adverb, or

    asked by B on February 20, 2014

    Which of the following questions is a statistical question? What is the top-selling board game? In what aisle are the board games located in the local store? How many board games require a deck of cards to play? How many board

    asked by Oscar on January 28, 2016
  3. English

    Part A Infinitives An infinitive is the base form of the verb, commonly preceded by to . An infinitive may be used as a noun, adverb, or adjective. Examples: -To know him is to like him. (noun) -She came here to study. (adverb)

    asked by ANONYMUS on June 12, 2016
  4. lgrammar

    can you give me an example of a sentence with subject pronoun, action verb, adverb phrase, verb, subordinating conjunction, adverb, linking verb, subject, infinitive phrase?

    asked by matt on January 6, 2011

    to play a game, a die is rolled to see who plays first. four players are going to play the game. what is the probability that at least two people roll the same number?

    asked by Anonymous on January 6, 2011

You can view more similar questions or ask a new question.