Meaning of “bare infinitive” in the English Dictionary

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"bare infinitive" in British English

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bare infinitivenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌbeər ɪnˈfɪn.ɪ.tɪv/ us /ˌber ɪnˈfɪn.ə.t̬ɪv/ specialized

in grammar, the infinitive form of a verb without the word "to":

In the sentence "I let him go", the bare infinitive is the word "go".

(Definition of “bare infinitive” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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