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Kseniya
Infinitiv in English hello! My name us Kseniya. I am from Russian.  Help me, please, with Infinitiv un English!
Aug 23, 2016 8:46 AM
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Ruthi, i seem to have understood... For example, "He want to be offered a job". Correctly?


August 23, 2016

Hi Kseniya

Your question is not so clear. The infinitive is "to do" and in the passive it would be "to be done". 

We use the passive when we talk about the action and not the person doing the action.

For example He has a lot of work to do - we are talking about "He" the person doing something.

There is a lot of work TO BE DONE is passive. WE are not interested in the person but in the fact that there is work that someone needs to do. I can explain it better in a lesson where I would give you more examples and practice. 

August 23, 2016
not exactly. Example, when used infinitiv in passive voice?
August 23, 2016
Can you tell us some examples which confuse you? I guess the problem is when to use the infinitve ( to verb ) or the gerund ( verbing ).
August 23, 2016
Kseniya
Language Skills
English, Russian
Learning Language
English