The Infinitive Phrase 

7th - 9th

What is an infinitive phrase? Read the information at the top of the page before sending your class off to complete the sentences independently. For each of 20 sentences listed, your learner must underline the infinitive phrase. The second page contains the answers. 

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Phrases and Clauses Worksheet

There are many different types of clauses and phrases, and your class can practice them while reading and adding to a story about Grammar Man and his battle with the Fragmenter, the Cell Phony, and other grammar villains! For the first section here, pupils identify adverb clauses, adjective clauses, prepositional phrases, participial phrases, gerund phrases, infinitive phrases, appositives, and absolute phrases. In the second section, which is similar to a Mad Lib™, learners fill in each blank with the designated phrase or clause type.

Infinitive Phrases Worksheet

To complete a grammar instructional activity is the inevitable fate of a student. Well, maybe it's not quite that dramatic, but is a common task. Have your class practice their infinitives with a pair of practice exercises. The first is based on identification of infinitive phrases. The second requires pupils to come with their own infinitive phrases to complete the sentences.

Infinitives and Infinitive Phrases

In this infinitives and infinitive phrases worksheet, learners identify the infinitive or infinitive phrases in 9 sentences and describe their functions as either noun, adjective, or adverb. Students then combine 3 pairs of sentences with infinitive phrases.

The Verbal Trio - Learning about Verbals

Do you know what a gerund is? Use this grammar worksheet to help emerging grammarians learn about using different verbs (infinitives, gerunds, and participles) in sentence writing. They then use what they read to answer the 11 questions on the worksheet. The answers are on the last page of the packet.

Making Use of Infinitives, Lesson 24

To use this presentation about infinitives in your middle school class would be a great idea! Several examples of infinitive phrases and their multiple uses will help your young grammarians learn the value of varying their sentence structure. The last 15 slides feature a practice activity.

Infinitives and Infinitive Phrases

“To be, or not to be?” Infinitive or prepositional phrases, that is the question asked by a presentation about infinitives and infinitive phrases. The terms are defined and illustrated, and then viewers are asked to decide whether the model sentences contain prepositional phrases or infinitives.

Infinitive Phrases

Yossarian the Grammarian describes the infinitive as either an adjective, adverb, or noun. A sentence is given for each example on the whiteboard, comparing the infinitive to other adjectives, adverbs, and nouns so that the function of each infinitive is clear.

Phrase Practice Exercise

In this grammar worksheet, students identify the underlined phrase or clauses in twenty sentences as prepositional, participial, gerund or an infinitive phrase.

Restating Infinitive Phrases

In this infinitive phrases worksheet, students change the sentence around so that the infinitive phrase is now a gerund phrase. Students complete 10 sentences.

Infinitive Phrase Recognition Practice

In this infinitive phrase practice worksheet, students read an informative lesson. Students then respond to 10 questions that require them to identify the infinitive phrases in the sentences and label them as noun, adjective, or adverb.

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