Bare infinitive

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A bare infinitive (/ˈbeər ɪnˈfɪnətɪv/) is an English infinitive; its form simply consists of the base form of a verb; unlike a to-infinitive it lacks the particle "to".

The bare infinitive is used:

Unfortunately, in pedagogical grammar, verbs are sometimes referred to as "bare infinitives" despite their being finite verbs (i.e. possessing a subject), and therefore categorically NOT infinitives. For example, in "I eat pizza", "eat" has a subject ("I") and is finite and not an infinitive.