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Brad's Advanced Composition  November 2, 2000

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Advanced Composition
Using Infinitives as Nouns and Adjectives
November 2, 2000

We know that infinitives follow verbs. For example, "I want to study English." Infinitives are useful in other ways as well. They can also be used as nouns and adjectives.

Examples of infinitives as nouns and adjectives

bullet1) To study English is very difficult for me. (noun) 
2) To learn is a good thing at any age. (noun) 
3) I have too much work to do. (adjective for noun "work") 
4) We have five questions to answer. (adjective for noun "questions")

Paragraph Assignment 

Write a short paragraph about study. Use infinitives as a noun in two sentences and an adjective in two other sentences. Follow the examples, but please write your own sentences! Write a topic sentence, indent five spaces, and double space your writing. End with a concluding sentence.

See a Teacher Writing Sample on this topic.

To study takes time and effort, but the results are worth it!

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