Verbs and Infinitives

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The bear and cub like to hug and play.

In the above sentence, is like the verb? Is "Play" an infinitive like "to hug?" Or is play a verb? Is this sentence a simple sentence with two subjects and one verb? Or is this a simple sentence with two subjects and two verbs?

Verbs asked Feb 26 '13 at 19:55 AZTeach New member

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Yes, it is an infinitive as well. The 'to' is understood before 'play', but it could be written without changing the meaning. I would put either 'the' or 'her' before 'cub'.

 

 

 The bear and her cub like to hug and play.

 The bear and the cub like to hug and to play.

link comment answered Feb 26 '13 at 21:05 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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