THE Infiitive as an adverbial (adverbials of result/consequence (SO .. AS;…
THE Infiitive as an adverbial
adverbials of purpose
conj.: SO AS, IN ORDER
They were taken to the police station (
so as/in order
) to be questioned.
adverbials of result/consequence
SO .. AS; SUCH .. AS
I am not
to believe you.
adj./adv. modified by TOO; ENOUGH
to push that cart.
adverbials of comparison
AS IF, AS THOUGH + meaning of purpose; THAN
as if/as though
to say 'no'.
adverbials of exception
BUT, EXCPET +
negative, interrogative sentences
What could the expedition do
adverbials of condition
verbs of sense perception: LOOK, WATCH, FEEL, TOUCH
To look at Jess, you will/would think that she is still in her teens.
Глядя на Джесс, можно было подумать, что она ещё подросток.
adverbials of subsequent events
ONLY, MERELY, SIMPLY (+surprise and disappointment); NEVER
I worked on this project for years,
to be told it has been cancelled.
adverbials of time
I shudder to think about the consequnces.
Я содрогаюсь при мысли о последствиях.
**mainly non-perfect forms are used