how to pronounce infinitive


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the above transcription of infinitive is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

infinitive is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of infinitive in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… you can't split an infinitive in latin …”

meanings of infinitive


  1. A non-finite verb form considered neutral with respect to inflection; depending on language variously found used with auxiliary verbs, in subordinate clauses, or acting as a gerund, and often as the dictionary form.
  2. A verbal noun formed from the infinitive of a verb.
  3. The infinitive mood or mode (a grammatical mood).


  1. Formed with the infinitive.
  2. Unlimited; not bounded or restricted; undefined.

infinitive frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word infinitive occurs in english on average 7.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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