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    Okay, page 49 in the student book, Practice A:

    It states in the TM that number 3 and 6 should have the infinitive phrases as the subjects.

    For example: To do your homework is a good idea.

    We can't wrap our heads around the fact that *to do your homework* is the subject. Did we learn infinitive phrases as subjects and we are just missing it?

    Thank you.
    PAX,
    Theresa

    ds -27-ICU Nurse
    ds -24-Grad school: DeSales U. Physician's Assistant Program
    dd -21-Working and taking online courses for vet tech
    dd -12-7M along with some MPOA classes

    "I am a product of long corridors, empty sunlit rooms, upstairs indoor silences, attics explored in solitude, distant noises of gurgling cisterns and pipes, and the noise of wind under the tiles. Also, of endless books." -C.S. Lewis

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    Re: Egr iii

    Originally posted by Benedictine15 View Post
    Okay, page 49 in the student book, Practice A:

    It states in the TM that number 3 and 6 should have the infinitive phrases as the subjects.

    For example: To do your homework is a good idea.

    We can't wrap our heads around the fact that *to do your homework* is the subject. Did we learn infinitive phrases as subjects and we are just missing it?

    Thank you.
    In Lesson 13 of EGR II, students learned that an infinitive usually functions as a noun (Grammar Question #39). As a noun, it can be a direct object, as it was in Lesson 11 of EGR III (Grammar Question #70). It can also be a subject.

    Infinitives are more difficult than simple nouns because they also have aspects of verbs (e.g. showing action). For example, infinitives can even have direct objects of their own. In the example you gave, "homework" is the direct object of "to do," but the entire phrase "to do homework" is the subject of the main verb "is." Does that make sense?
    Michael
    Memoria Press

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      Re: Egr iii

      Originally posted by Michael View Post
      In Lesson 13 of EGR II, students learned that an infinitive usually functions as a noun (Grammar Question #39). As a noun, it can be a direct object, as it was in Lesson 11 of EGR III (Grammar Question #70). It can also be a subject.

      Infinitives are more difficult than simple nouns because they also have aspects of verbs (e.g. showing action). For example, infinitives can even have direct objects of their own. In the example you gave, "homework" is the direct object of "to do," but the entire phrase "to do homework" is the subject of the main verb "is." Does that make sense?
      Thank you Michael for waking up my brain . This was very helpful and we understand now. We will go back over the lessons.
      PAX,
      Theresa

      ds -27-ICU Nurse
      ds -24-Grad school: DeSales U. Physician's Assistant Program
      dd -21-Working and taking online courses for vet tech
      dd -12-7M along with some MPOA classes

      "I am a product of long corridors, empty sunlit rooms, upstairs indoor silences, attics explored in solitude, distant noises of gurgling cisterns and pipes, and the noise of wind under the tiles. Also, of endless books." -C.S. Lewis

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