Introduction to the KISS Grammar Workbooks 2004 North Carolina Trainer Manual
(Code and Color Key)

Verbals (Infinitives): "To" plus a verb -- as Adjectives
Analysis Key

     Although I may have missed some, I found only three examples of infinitives that were used as adjectives in the 2004 North Carolina writing samples. They all modified the word "time." Since three sentences do not make much of an exercise, I made up three additional examples.

1. George had a plan (DO) to build a tree house [#1]. |

2. It was time (PN) to start running [#2]. |

3. The place to play catch [#3] is not {in the house}. |

4. Finally it was time (PN) to do my whip [#4]. |

5. Alice found a way (DO) to clean the dirty pan [#5]. |

6. It was time (PN) to leave [#6]. |


Notes
1. "House" is the direct object of the verbal (infinitive) "to build." The verbal phrase modifies "plan."
2. "Running" is a verbal (a gerund) that functions as the direct object of the verbal (infinitive) "to start." The verbal phrase modifies "time."
3. "Catch" is the direct object of the verbal (infinitive) "to play." The verbal phrase modifies "place."
4. "Whip" is a gymnastic term. Here it functions as the direct object of the verbal (infinitive) "to do." The verbal phrase modifies "time."
5.  "Pan" is the direct object of the verbal (infinitive) "to clean." The verbal phrase modifies "way."
6. "To leave" is a verbal (infinitive) that modifies "time."