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The first, in which the modifier "really" splits the infinitive, means "You have to watch him closely.
The rise of the split infinitive is just one example of language phenomena which some commentators might not like, but which are becoming a normal part of everyday speech," said Dr Claire Dembry, principal research manager at Cambridge University Press.
In addition, the aorist infinitive is attested as an input form with Greek loan-verbs in Aramaic.
In my corpora, the first lexical feature is illustrated by the NP complement gud will in (27) from M4; then, the non-finite forms typical of lexical verbs are attested from E1 onwards (diachronically: the to-infinitive form in E1,--ing in (28), and the--ed past participle form in E2 and the bare infinitive in E3), and the introduction of the to-infinitive complement clause is found in E2, in (28).
We have to admit that in Latvian grammar descriptions the constructions structured as modal or phase verb + infinitive are not usually considered as predicates with a copula, but are treated as compound predicates (Latviesu valodas gramatika 2013 : 468-470, 718-719), because the verb in the finite form has not been grammaticalized far enough to lose its lexical meaning when used in different tense or aspect forms.
The use of the unmarked form of the infinitive has also been extensively analysed in Present-Day English usage, not only as regards the distribution of independent verbs, with special reference to the verb help (McEnery and Xiao 2005, 161-187), but also considering the phenomenon as a whole (Mair 2002, 105-131).
Perhaps the most famous infinitive phrase in the English language is "To be or not to be" from Shakespeare's play Hamlet.
So as to avoid ambiguity and overlapping with other paradigms, a set of formally distinctive forms of verbs of the second weak class have been selected that include: the infinitive (-ian), the inflected infinitive (-ianne), the present participle (-iende), the past participle (ge-od), the first person singular of the present indicative (-ie/ge-ige) the second person singular of the present indicative (-ast), the present indicative plural (-iao/-iap), the present subjunctive singular (ie/ge-ige), the first/third person singular of the preterite indicative (-ode), the second person singular of the preterite indicative (-odest), the preterite indicative plural (-odon) and the preterite subjunctive plural (-oden).
Quirk & Wrenn (1957: 86) mention a tendency for the infinitive to be used "with verbs of motion, rest, and observation, often with durative aspect".
Reflection will assure him that the cause of dislocation is always the same--all these writers have sacrificed the run of their sentences to the delusion that "to be really understood" is a split infinitive.
the infinitive, the substantive and the that-clause) will be studied (see Table 2).
In Spanish, an infinitive verb will end in either "ar", "er" or "ir".