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Relating to the infinitive.
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Adj.1.infinitival - relating to or formed with the infinitive; "infinitival clause"
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In Forest Enets, lodic 'not be able' behaves as d'oxoras 'not know' as it triggers the infinitival converb on the verb it governs:
The following sentences show that DARE could share its infinitival complement with another modal, in both affirmative and negative clauses, examples (3) and (4), respectively.
Instead, the forms involved are oblique cases of abstract nouns which are morphologically similar to infinitival formations.
Among their topics are the multi-purpose subordinator na in Laz, external agreement in the converbal construction of Northern Akhvakh, new strategies for relative clauses in Azeri and Apsheron Tat, participial and infinitival complement sentences in Ancient Greek, and a preliminary survey of the performance basis of grammatical constraints on complex sentences.
For example, bare infinitival complements are only felicitous following verbs of involuntary visual perception if the perception is not immediate: * Je vois neiger 'I saw snow' but J'ai vu neiger 2 fois dans ma vie 'I saw snow twice in my life' (Achard 1993).
is/is not and does/does not), future modal "will" (He will run), the regular past tense "-ed" (She painted the chairs), infinitival "to" (He likes to run), copular and auxiliary "be" (He is big.
But the clause boundary before the infinitival to leaves LDA as the only structure for 28b.
Perhaps this was the motive for omitting the infinitival to in its verb definitions, but by doing so OACD loses an essential signal of verbness, without which it can take a moment for the brain to sort out whether one is dealing with a verb or a noun.
Since the function of this infinitival formulation in Hebrew is to emphasize, I think that it is best translated by the usual mechanisms of emphasis in English.
Both the low achievers and high achievers showed evidence of preterite tense, person/number/gender agreement morphology, infinitival constructions, gerundive constructions, imperatives, articles and possessive determiners, auxiliaries, accusative and dative clitic pronouns, reflexive pronouns, the subjunctive mood, and correct use of irregular verbs.
Latin accusative/infinitive constructions are normally regarded as being able to be translated interchangeably by either an infinitival phrase or a subordinate clause; there are, however, significant differences in such translations for modal accusative/infinitive constructions.
Blau further discusses person markers, the three moods, infinitival forms and their uses, verbal themes (including residual themes, like G internal passive and Gt) and their inflection, and finally weak roots.