What are split infinitives? An infinitive is the uninflected form of a verb along with to—for example, to walk, to inflect, to split.. A split infinitive is created by placing an adverb or adverbial phrase between the to and the verb—for example, to boldly go, to casually walk, to gently push. An infinitive is the word to plus a verb. Infinitives can be used as nouns, adjectives or adverbs. Infinitives can be used as nouns, adjectives or adverbs. Identify the infinitive in each sentence. A participial phrase is a phrase that looks like a verb, but actually functions as an adjective; it modifies a noun in the same sentence. Phrases like this can “spice up” a noun and provide added description about what it’s doing or what it looks like.

Story Starters: Prepositional Phrases This writing prompt generator was one of the first twenty-one interactive word games presented at the original WritingFix in-service sponsored by the Northern Nevada Writing Project. Differentiate the given phrase to either be a gerund, participle, infinitive, appositive, or preposition.