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Infinitive
When the word to is followed by a verb, it is an infinitive; for example, to walk, to look, to talk. Thus, to walk is the infinitive form of the verb walk. The word to is not used as a preposition. Infinitive makes use of the base form of a verb to follow to, without a change in its form to express a function such as a tense, mood, person, number, case and gender. Without to, the verb form is called the bare infinitive, and sometimes, the form that follows to is called the to-infinitive or the full infinitive (to + simple form/base form of the verb).
 
 
Verbs used with to-infinitives.
There are many verbs that can be used with to-infinitives such as the following: afford, agree, appear, arrange, ask, attempt, beg, begin, care, choose, consent, continue, dare, decide, expect, fail, forget, happen, hate, help, hope, intend, learn, like, love, manage, mean, neglect, offer, prefer, prepare, pretend, promise, propose, refuse, regret, seem, speak, start, trouble, try, wake, walk, want, wish.
 
 
Examples of infinitives  
Examples of infinitives using the following words: ask, beg, expect, hate, help, intend, like, and mean.
 

Examples:

  • She asked to see my pet spider.
  • He begged her to go with him.
  • We didn't expect to meet you here in the washroom.
  • hate to say this, but you talk too much.
  • helped to catch the thief.
  • The tourists don't intend to stay long at the desert.
  • Dad likes to eat two hard-boiled eggs in the morning.
  • He didn't mean to offend everyone of you.  

 

 
 
Its
Its is different from it’s. When an apostrophe is not used with the word its, it indicates possession or determiner. When an apostrophe is used, it’s is a contraction of it is. Its is used to indicate it is or it has. Inserting an apostrophe so that it becomes it's when you mean possession makes the sentence wrong grammatically.
 
 
Without apostrophe
Without an apostrophe, the word its indicates belonging to a noun that has already been mentioned.Without apostrophe

 

Examples:

  • My dog is always licking its paw.
    (The use of its indicates the paw belongs to the dog.)
  • It flapped its wings and flew away.
  • Their house has its own swimming pool.

 

 

With apostrophe
With an apostrophe, the word it’s is a contraction of it is.

 

Examples:

  • WrongIts your turn to make dinner. 
    (Its that is used here is a contraction of it is. An apostrophe must be used to make the sentence grammatically correct.)
  • RightIt's your turn to make dinner. = It is your turn to make dinner.
  • WrongIts it's tail that needs washing. 
    (The first its is a contraction of it is, an apostrophe must be used. The second its is a possessive form and an apostrophe should not be used.)
  • Right: It's its tail that need washing. = It is its tail that needs washing.