Subject of An Infinitive




Subject of An Infinitive :


The subject of an infinitive is in the objective case.

Parsing

To parse a word is to describe its grammatical form and to give its construction.

In parsing a noun, we mention the class, to which it belongs, give its gender, number, person and case and tell why it is in that case. Thus….

1. Frank shot a wolf.

Frank is a proper noun of the masculine gender in the singular number and third person. It is in the nominative case, because it is the subject of the verb shot.

Wolf is a common noun of the masculine or feminine [or common] gender, in the singular number and third person. It is in the objective case, because it is the object [or direct object] of the transitive verb shot.

2. Jane, come here.

Jane is a proper noun of the feminine gender, in the singular number and second person. It is in the nominative case, being used as a vocative (or in direct address).

3. The rope is fifteen feet long.

FEET is a common noun of the neuter gender, in the plural number and third person. It is in the objective case, being used as an adverbial modifier of the adjective long.

4. Edgar’s boat is a sloop.

Edgar’s is a proper noun of the masculine gender, in the singular number and third person. It is in the possessive case, modifying the noun boat.


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