INFINITIVE SONG

Ain’t the Infinitive Sweet? (Active)
The infinitive’s a verbal noun,
Or you could call it a verbal mood,
With tense and voice, but no person
Or number. That’s understood.
As a subject, ‘infinitive est...’;
Or a complement with 'potest’;
With accusative: ‘dīcit sē esse’
After “think,” “feel,” or “say.”

It's a verbal noun,
Or a verbal mood.
Tense and voice are found;
Person and number, it will exclude.

amāre... to love
amāvisse... to have loved
amātūrum esse... to be about to love
As a subject, ‘amāre est...’;
Or a complement, ‘amāre potest’;
With accusative: ‘dīcit sē amāre’
After “think,” “feel,” or “say.”

It's a verbal noun,
Or a verbal mood.
Tense and voice are found;
Person and number, it will exclude.

monēre... to warn
monuisse... to have warned
monitūrum esse... to be about to warn
As a subject, ‘monēre est...’;
Or a complement, ‘ monēre potest’;
With accusative: ‘dīcit sē monēre’
After “think,” “feel,” or “say.”

It's a verbal noun,
Or a verbal mood.
Tense and voice are found;
Person and number, it will exclude.

legere... to read
lēgisse... to have read
lēctūrum esse... to be about to read
As a subject, ‘legere est...’;
Or a complement, ‘legere potest’;
With accusative: ‘dīcit sē legere’
After “think,” “feel,” or “say.”

It's a verbal noun,
Or a verbal mood.
Tense and voice are found;
Person and number, it will exclude.

capere... to take
cēpisse... to have taken
captūrum esse... to be about to take
As a subject, ‘capere est...’;
Or a complement, ‘capere potest’;
With accusative: ‘dīcit sē capere’
After “think,” “feel,” or “say.”

It's a verbal noun,
Or a verbal mood.
Tense and voice are found;
Person and number, it will exclude.

audīre... to hear
audīvisse... to have heard
audītūrum esse... to be about to hear
As a subject, ‘audīre est...’;
Or a complement, ‘audīre potest’;
With accusative: ‘dīcit sē audīre’
After “think,” “feel,” or “say.”

It's a verbal noun,
Or a verbal mood.
Tense and voice are found;
Person and number, it will exclude.

The infinitive’s a verbal noun,
Or you could call it a verbal mood,
With tense and voice, but no person
Or number. That’s understood. x2

Chapter 12 - Lesson 3 - Active Infinitives


Ain’t the Infinitive Sweet? (Passive)
The infinitive’s a verbal noun,
Or you could call it a verbal mood,
With tense and voice, but no person
Or number. That’s understood.
As a subject, ‘infinitive est...’;
Or a complement with 'potest’;
With accusative: ‘dīcit sē esse'
After “think,” “feel,” or “say.”

It's a verbal noun,
Or a verbal mood.
Tense and voice are found;
Person and number, it will exclude.

amārī... to be loved
amātum esse... to have been loved
amātum īrī... to be about to be loved
As a subject, ‘amārī est...’;
Or a complement, ‘amārī potest’;
With accusative: ‘dīcit sē amārī’
After “think,” “feel,” or “say.”

It's a verbal noun,
Or a verbal mood.
Tense and voice are found;
Person and number, it will exclude.

monērī... to be warned
monitum esse... to have been warned
monitum īrī... to be about to be warned
As a subject, ‘monērī est...’;
Or a complement, ‘monērī potest’;
With accusative: ‘dīcit sē monērī’
After “think,” “feel,” or “say.”

It's a verbal noun,
Or a verbal mood.
Tense and voice are found;
Person and number, it will exclude.

legī... to be read
lēctum esse... to have been read
lēctum īrī... to be about to be read
As a subject, ‘legī est...’;
Or a complement, ‘legī potest’;
With accusative: ‘dīcit sē legī’
After “think,” “feel,” or “say.”

It's a verbal noun,
Or a verbal mood.
Tense and voice are found;
Person and number, it will exclude.

capī... to be taken
captum esse... to have been taken
captum īrī... to be about to be taken
As a subject, ‘capī est...’;
Or a complement, ‘capī potest’;
With accusative: ‘dīcit sē capī’
After “think,” “feel,” or “say.”

It's a verbal noun,
Or a verbal mood.
Tense and voice are found;
Person and number, it will exclude.

audīrī... to be heard
audītum esse... to have been heard
audītum īrī... to be about to be heard
As a subject, ‘audīrī est...’;
Or a complement, ‘audīrī potest’;
With accusative: ‘dīcit sē audīrī’
After “think,” “feel,” or “say.”

It's a verbal noun,
Or a verbal mood.
Tense and voice are found;
Person and number, it will exclude.

The infinitive’s a verbal noun,
Or you could call it a verbal mood,
With tense and voice, but no person
Or number. That’s understood. x2

Chapter 27 - Lesson 1 - Passive Infinitives (Indirect Statement)



Ain't the Infinitive Sweet (Deponent)
The infinitive’s a verbal noun,
Or you could call it a verbal mood,
With tense and voice, but no person
Or number. That’s understood.
As a subject, ‘infinitive est...’;
Or a complement with 'potest’;
With accusative: ‘dīcit sē esse’
After “think,” “feel,” or “say.”

It's a verbal noun,
Or a verbal mood.
Tense and voice are found;
Person and number, it will exclude.

cōnārī... to try
cōnātum esse... to have tried
cōnātūrum esse... to be about to try
As a subject, ‘cōnārī est...’
Or a complement, ‘cōnārī potest’
With accusative ‘dīcit sē cōnārī’
After “think,” “feel,” or “say.”

It's a verbal noun,
Or a verbal mood.
Tense and voice are found;
Person and number, it will exclude.

verērī... to fear
veritum esse... to have feared
veritūrum esse... to be about to fear
As a subject, ‘verērī est...’
Or a complement, ‘verērī potest’
With accusative ‘dīcit sē verērī’
After “think,” “feel,” or “say.”

It's a verbal noun,
Or a verbal mood.
Tense and voice are found;
Person and number, it will exclude.

ūtī… to use
ūsum esse… to have used
ūsūrum esse… to be about to use
As a subject, ‘ūtī est...’
Or a complement, ‘ūtī potest’
With accusative ‘dīcit sē ūtī’
After “think,” “feel,” or “say.”

It's a verbal noun,
Or a verbal mood.
Tense and voice are found;
Person and number, it will exclude.

patī… to suffer
passum esse… to have suffered
passūrum esse… to be about to suffer
As a subject, ‘patī est...’
Or a complement, ‘patī potest’
With accusative ‘dīcit sē patī’
After “think,” “feel,” or “say.”

It's a verbal noun,
Or a verbal mood.
Tense and voice are found;
Person and number, it will exclude.

partīrī… to share
partītum esse… to have shared
partītūrum esse… to be about to share
As a subject, ‘partīrī est...’
Or a complement, ‘partīrī potest’
With accusative ‘dīcit sē partīrī’
After “think,” “feel,” or “say.”

It's a verbal noun,
Or a verbal mood.
Tense and voice are found;
Person and number, it will exclude.

The infinitive’s a verbal noun,
Or you could call it a verbal mood.
With tense and voice, but no person
Or number. That’s understood. x2

Chapter 21 - Lesson 3 - Deponent Infinitives (Indirect Statement)


Ain’t the Infinitive Sweet? (Active/Passive... new introduction)
The infinitive’s a verbal noun,
Or you could call it a verbal mood,
With tense and voice, but no person
Or number. That’s understood.
As a subject, ‘infinitive est...’;
Or a complement with 'potest’;
With accusative: ‘dīcit sē esse’
After “think,” “feel,” or “say.”

It's a verbal noun,
Or a verbal mood.
Tense and voice are found;
Person and number, it will exclude.

amāre... to love
amāvisse... to have loved
amātūrum esse... to be about to love
amārī... to be loved
amātum esse... to have been loved
amātum īrī... to be about to be loved

It's a verbal noun,
Or a verbal mood.
Tense and voice are found;
Person and number, it will exclude.

monēre... to warn
monuisse... to have warned
monitūrum esse... to be about to warn
monērī... to be warned
monitum esse... to have been warned
monitum īrī... to be about to be warned

It's a verbal noun,
Or a verbal mood.
Tense and voice are found;
Person and number, it will exclude.

legere... to read
lēgisse... to have read
lēctūrum esse... to be about to read
lēgī... to be read
lēctum esse... to have been read
lēctum īrī... to be about to be read

It's a verbal noun,
Or a verbal mood.
Tense and voice are found;
Person and number, it will exclude.

capere... to take
cēpisse... to have taken
captūrum esse... to be about to take
capī... to be taken
captum esse... to have been taken
captum īrī... to be about to be taken

It's a verbal noun,
Or a verbal mood.
Tense and voice are found;
Person and number, it will exclude.

audīre... to hear
audīvisse... to have heard
audītūrum esse... to be about to hear
audīrī... to be heard
audītum esse... to have been heard
audītum īrī... to be about to be heard

It's a verbal noun,
Or a verbal mood.
Tense and voice are found;
Person and number, it will exclude.

The infinitive’s a verbal noun,
Or you could call it a verbal mood,
With tense and voice, but no person
Or number. That’s understood.

The infinitive’s a verbal noun,
Or you could call it a verbal mood,
With tense and voice, but no person
Or number. That’s understood.



Ain’t the Infinitive Sweet? (Active/Passive)

The infinitive’s a verbal noun,
Or you could call it a verbal mood,
With tense and voice, but no person
Or number. That’s understood.

As a subject, ‘amāre est...’;
Or a complement, ‘amāre potest’;
With accusative: ‘dīcit bonum esse’
After “see”,  “think”, “feel”, and “say.”

It's a verbal noun,
Or a verbal mood.
Tense and voice are found;
Person and number, it will exclude.

amāre... to love
amāvisse... to have loved
amātūrum esse... to be about to love
amārī... to be loved
amātum esse... to have been loved
amātum īrī... to be about to be loved

It's a verbal noun,
Or a verbal mood.
Tense and voice are found;
Person and number, it will exclude.

monēre... to warn
monuisse... to have warned
monitūrum esse... to be about to warn
monērī... to be warned
monitum esse... to have been warned
monitum īrī... to be about to be warned

It's a verbal noun,
Or a verbal mood.
Tense and voice are found;
Person and number, it will exclude.

legere... to read
lēgisse... to have read
lēctūrum esse... to be about to read
lēgī... to be read
lēctum esse... to have been read
lēctum īrī... to be about to be read

It's a verbal noun,
Or a verbal mood.
Tense and voice are found;
Person and number, it will exclude.

capere... to take
cēpisse... to have taken
captūrum esse... to be about to take
capī... to be taken
captum esse... to have been taken
captum īrī... to be about to be taken

It's a verbal noun,
Or a verbal mood.
Tense and voice are found;
Person and number, it will exclude.

audīre... to hear
audīvisse... to have heard
audītūrum esse... to be about to hear
audīrī... to be heard
audītum esse... to have been heard
audītum īrī... to be about to be heard

It's a verbal noun,
Or a verbal mood.
Tense and voice are found;
Person and number, it will exclude.

The infinitive’s a verbal noun,
Or you could call it a verbal mood,
With tense and voice, but no person
Or number. That’s understood.

The infinitive’s a verbal noun,
Or you could call it a verbal mood,
With tense and voice, but no person
Or number. That’s understood.
Infinitive Quiz



Chapter 3 - Lesson 2 - Infinitives

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