Verbs and Infinitives
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?
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.
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