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Infinitive of purpose and as an attribute Unit 63

Unit 63

Infinitive of purpose and as an attribute

(a) Инфинитив может быть обстоятельством цели в

предложении. В этом случае оно показывает, почему,

с какой целью вы что-то делаете.


- My sister took a vacation to visit me.

- He ran faster and faster to escape from bandits.


В предложениях такого типа можно применять

in order to и so as + инфинитив.


- I'll write down your telephone number in order not to forget it.

- I'll get up early so as not to be late.


(b) Инфинитив может быть определением в



- I have nobody to say a good word to me.

(= I have nobody who could say a good word to me).

- I have a lot of work to do this evening.

(= I have a lot of work that I must do this evening)


Слова time/money/energy требуют после себя



- They gave me some money to buy some food. (а не 'for buying')


(c) Иногда инфинитив не может употребляться,

чтобы заменить все придаточное предложение.

Это случается только:


1.При НЕГАТИВНОМ характере цели.

Следует применять so that ...won't/wouldn't...

(а не to + инфинитив), чтобы сказать о цели,

с которой совершается действие:


- Listen attentively so that you won't (или don't) miss anything.

- I hurried on to the platform so that I wouldn't be late.


2. В сочетании с can и could

(so that ... can/could ...):


- She reads a lot of books on History so that she can pass her exams.

- The Browns moved to London so that they could live close to their children.


3. Когда действие дает возможность для

ДРУГОГО действия:


- I gave him my address so that he could contact me.

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