Complex Object with the Infinitive is the construction in which the object is complex consisting of a noun or a personal pronoun in objective case plus the Infinitive: I'd like the students/them to come at 5.
Complex Objectis used:
a) after the verbs of sense perception hear, see watch, feel, observe, notice,etc.
· in the Active Voice without the particle to:
I haven't heard anyone call me.
I felt the blood rushinto my cheeks.
· and in the Passive Voice with the particle to:
She was heard to scream.
NOTE: When the verb see has the meaning of 'understand' and the verb hear has the meaning of 'learn, be told' Complex Object is not used:
I saw that he didn't realize the danger.
I hear that he leftfor the South.
b) after the verbs denoting:
|mental activity:||know, think, consider, believe, suppose, expect, imagine, find, feel, trust|
|declaring:||declare, pronounce, report|
|wish and intention:||want, wish, desire, mean, intend, choose|
|feeling and emotion:||like, dislike, love, hate, cannot bear|
|order and permission:||order, allow, suffer, have|
|compulsion:||make, cause, get, have|
e.g.: Everyoneknows him to be admirable.
The judge pronounced the suspect to be guilty.
I want you to comeand dine with me.
I dislike him to talklike that.
Theteacherordered the room to be aired.
The noisemade her wake up.
The crashcaused her to wake up.
Translate the sentences into English using the Verbals. | General Information | Forms of the Infinitive | THE FUNCTIONS OF THE INFINITIVE | Make one sentence out of two using the Infinitive as a Subject. The first sentence has been done for you. | Translate into English using the Infinitive as a Subject or a Predicative. | Paraphrase the sentences using the Infinitive as an Attribute. The first one has been done for you. | Complete with the correct form of the Infinitives in brackets as an Object. | Translate into English using the Infinitive where possible in the functions of an Object, Attribute or Result. | Use your own ideas to complete the sentences with the Infinitive as a Purpose. |