Infinitives. Hidden & Split Infinitives. After verbs of perception, the infinitive is used without to . This is a hidden infinitive . Verbs of perception are verbs such as hear , see , and feel . We heard the astronomer talk about the comet.
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Hidden & Split Infinitives
Marshall told us to not damage his telescope.
Marshall told us not to damage his telescope.
The adverb placement can change the meaning of the sentence. Be careful: