Definition of 不定詞

ふていしfuteishi

noun:

  • infinitive - Linguistics term

Example Sentences

tonoつかないtsukanai不定詞futeikotobawo原形不定詞genkeifuteikotobaと言うtoiu
An infinitive without a 'to' attached is called a bare infinitive.
needless to sayha不定詞futeikotobano慣用表現kan'youhyougenとしてtoshite紹介shoukaiされるsareruことkotoga多いooiですdesu
'Needless to say' is often used as an idiomatic expression in the infinitive.
不定詞futeikotobano形容詞keiyoushiteki用法youhouにはniha種類shuruiありari、①限定用法genteiyouhou、②叙述用法jojutsuyouhou。②haもちろんmochiron主格補語shukakuhogoですdesu
There are two ways of using the infinitive as an adjective, 1. attributive, 2. predicative. Naturally 2. is a subject complement.

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