To (Showing the Infinitive Form of a Verb)
The Quick AnswerThe word "to" is used in expressions like "to walk," "to run," "to paint," etc. (These are all verbs in their infinitive forms.)
The Word "To" in an Infinitive VerbOccasionally, there is confusion over the words "to" and "too." The word "to" has two uses. The one covered on this page is the use of "to" to show the infinitive form of a verb.
All the uses of "to" and "too" are shown in the lesson the difference between "to" and "too."
Examples of "To" Showing an Infinitive VerbHere are some examples of "to" marking an infinitive verb:
- There are many options to consider. ("to consider" in its infinitive form)
- Anthony will have to find a bottle and join the party. ("to find" in its infinitive form)
- I explained why I had no time too mow the lawn. (should be "to mow")
- You must learn to listen more carefully.