Between 42-48 months of age, typically developing children start to use infinitives in their sentences, e.g.:
- The boy wanted an apple.
- The girl wished a waltz.
- Mum tried a cake.
As the examples illustrate, these sentences include at least two verbs and the grammatical form “to [verb]”. The verb is always in its basic or “simple” form, e.g. eat, drink, hunt, etc.
Some people who speak English as a second language and/or have developmental language disorders need focused practice to learn and to use this grammatical form. This 20-page no-prep pack is designed to help, with both pictures and words making it suitable for children and adults.