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Objectives At the end of the lesson, the students should be able to:
1.) Identify the infinitives in the sentence.
2.) Understand the different usage of infinitives.
3.) Construct a sentence using infinitives.
II. Subject matter
Topic: Infinitives
- Board and chalk
- Manila paper
III. Procedure

Checking of Attendance

B. Motivation
Before we start our new lesson, we will play a game. the name of the game is
Verb Pantomime Relay. Ill divide the class into two groups.
Mechanics: Each group will form a horizontal line. The first member of the group
will act the verb written in the card then the next member preceded the first
member will guess the verb and act it as well. All the group members will follow
the same procedure until it reaches the last member. The last member is the one
who will write the answer in the blanks.
Rules: All of the group members except the first one will turn around. They are
allowed to look only if its their turn to guess. Tap the shoulder of your group mates
as a go signal and speaking while acting is illegal. The first group to write the
correct answer will get the point. Before starting a round, each group will make a
rotation. (The purpose of this game is to review the students about verb through
projecting actions. Through this, they will be familiarized and able to distinguish
verb forms as a preparation for our todays lesson: infinitives.)
C. Lesson proper
Our lesson for today is about infinitives.
Infinitive is a verb form that can be used as a noun, an adjective or an adverb. It
consists of the word to plus the basic form of the verb. Because infinitive is not a
verb, you cannot add s, es, ed or ing. Ill use the result of our game as an example.
1.) To kiss our parents before we go to school is a Sign of respect.


The place to drive is on the hi way.

Jose Rizal inspires the young generation to write with passion.
That water is too cold to play.
One of my dreams when I was a child was to fly.

In order for them to further understand the infinitives, Ill show another examples
using to play to emphasize the different usage of infinitives (The teacher will
discuss the sentences).
Infinitive phrases can function as nouns, adjectives, or adverbs. Look at these

1. To play her newly bought game without affecting her studies is May's only
goal as of now.
To play her newly bought game functions as a noun because it is the subject of
the sentence.
2. Lakesha hopes to play the newly bought game of her sister by doing the
dishes for her.
To play the newly bought game functions as a noun because it is the direct
object for the verb hopes.
3. The best way to survive Dr. Peterson's boring history lectures is to play with
your pen.
To survive Dr. Peterson's boring history lectures functions as an adjective
because it modifies way.
I have another example here.
Lawsuits are useful to punish corporations or to represent consumers.
To punish functions as an adjective. The infinitive is to punish and it was as an
adjective because it modifies the adjective useful.
Identify the infinitives and its function.
To jog a mile every day is my goal.
To jog functions as a noun. To jog is the infinitive and it serve as a noun because it is
the subject of the sentence.
We should not allow him to stay.
To stay functions as an adjective. The infinitive to stay functions as an adjective
modifying the pronoun him.

The students will give an example of infinitives.

To push
To act
To buy
To brush
To clean

Activity: Underline the infinitives and write its usage in the blanks.
_____1.) To become a lawyer is his ambition.
_____2.) This math problem is hard to solve
_____3.) All I want is to help poor people.
_____ 4.) She turned to answer the phone.
_____ 5.) The place to meet is the library.
_____ 6.) She tried to win the speech contest.
_____ 7.) Richard braved the icy rain to throw the Smelly squid eyeball stew into the
apart- Ment dumpster.
_____ 8.) She is the one to call.
_____ 9.) whenever Melissa goes, she always Brings a book to read in case conversation lags or she has a long wait.
____10.) No matter how fascinating the biology Dissection is, Emmanuel turns his
head And refuses to look.
IV. Evaluation
Rewrite the sentences using infinitive construction.
1.) My sister taught me (declame / how).
2.) They havent decided yet (put / the furniture / where).
3.) The trainer was explaining (use / the gadget / how).
4.) She forgot to ask (pick her up /where).
5.) He wondered (address / her / whether) or not.
6.) My companion didnt tell me (do / what).
7.) We asked an old lady (get/ to the train station / how).
8.) We didnt know (go / this way or that way / whether).
9.) The students found out (queue /for the tickets /where).
10.) The boys learned (juggle / with five balls / how).

V. Assignment
Construct five sentences on each usage of infinitives.