Which one is correct?
Our mission is not to prevent you from seeking a lawyer, but to educate you on your rights.
Our mission is not to prevent you from seeking a lawyer, but educate you on your ...
In the sentence:
I would like to know the answer.
What is "to know the answer" here?
Is it a participle functioning as an object,
a verbal modifying like,
an infinitive functioning as an object
All he does is watching TV.
I said this sentence and my native friend corrected me and said 'you need to use bare infinitive here'
All he does is watch TV.
Why is this right while the other is ...
Infinitives in sentences are qualify verbs, nouns, adjectives etc. and can be replaced with adjectives, adverbs.
Is it possible to use infinitives as object or subject complements in sentences?
I`ve been taught for years that the verb recommend is one of those verbs of advice that cannot be followed by the more usual pattern of object + infinitive but has to be followed by a that-clause with ...
1.stop trying to impress others
2.stop trying to please everyone
Can we use an infinitive after gerund?
Is it grammatically normal?
I have been thinking about the sentence "He brought a bag for someone to take (it)" because if I used "so that", I think "it" would be required.
"He brought a bag so that someone can take it". I have ...
The Infinitive phrase may be
subject: For you to learn English is good
subjective complement: My desire is for my family to be happy
object: I consider it better for children to learn ...
I'm confused by the use of these two tenses "I saw him TAKE it" and "I thought he KNEW it" Why I saw him + infinity form verb but I thought he + past tense??
Is use of "lead to maintain" in the following sentences correct grammatically and conceptually?
As shown in Fig. 2, the existence of symmetrical blades lead to maintain the direction of the ...
Which sentence is correct, and why?
1) It's awesome being by the water.
2) It's awesome to be by the water.
It felt really nice seeing all the things fall together into place.
It felt really nice to see all the things fall together into place.
Is this just an infinite- gerund thing ?
Or are the ...
I believe that the advantages of buying a property greatly outweigh the short-term savings to be made by renting.
In above sentence what is the role of to be in ("to be made")? Can I write "that are ...
I am writing a summary paper about a report I read with this sentence in it:
This report follows two steps: determine the population density increase and analyze the productivity growth influenced ...
We'll be late!
You'll be so tired in the morning.
You'll so tired in the morning.
It will be very pleasant for you.
It will very pleasant for you.
I'll be all right.
My question is about the location of "before" and "by".
I am not sure which one should be close to "learn".
Chinese people are trying to learn their babies' gender by looking at the calendar ...
What would be the correct structure for "would rather...than..." in past aspect?
1.) would rather have v3 than v3
ex. He would rather have gone out than stayed.
2.) would rather have v3 than ...
I was doing exercises from great blue textbook when I met the difficult one. Please, explain me the difference between usage infinitive and present infinitive in passive voice.
Do you ...
When learning grammar in school, I was taught that any verb after the word "to" should be in present tense and no participles.
i.e. To play instead of to playing, or to sleep instead of to sleeping ...
The following is from Advanced Grammar in Use, 1st ed. by Martin Hewings:
Less commonly we use so followed by an adjective and as to with a
similar meaning (similar to so...that): The difference ...
I know that we can use to-infinitives in a noun phrase outside a dependent clause, but can we use another type of infinitives, such as a bare infinitive? I can't think of any example for bare ...
I have a question. Its about the "to" usage in the English. So. Instead of "Can someone to help me ?" we are saying "Can someone help me ?" but I never understood why we are doing it in such way. Also ...
In such a conversation, is the sentence with "*" wrong?
Many people in Athens had time to get away from the fire, but, to save their children, they didn't have any time.
Do you think that the part ...
"He wept to see the desolation caused by the flood". Literally, this line seems making sense that he wept in order to see.
While it actually makes sense that he wept when he saw desolation.
How to ...
I was told that "it is no use" is followed by a gerund, not an infinitive in current English. What about the "it is of no use"? Does it pattern in the same way?
Consider the following:
It is no use ...
All that can do is [to] make us disappointed.
Is the "to" required for the above sentence?
Given the sentence
My father helped me [doing/do] my homework.
I had learned that the preposition "to" can optionally follow the verb "help". However, the solution to my exercise says that the ...
In order to emphasize the infinitive, can I change its position?
1-) Your brother has some opportunities to get a better education in the U.K, but to go to the U.S, he doesn't have any ...
Can I use infinitive clauses in that way?
1-) These terms are important for me to work here happily.
2-) These terms are important to work here happily.(If it is obvious that I am talking ...
That's the original sentence.
This is one of the hardest books in the world to understand.
What do you think the function of "to understand" is ?
I think it is connected to a whole noun phrase "...
You need a pen to write.
You need a pen to write with.
Are there any differences between the two sentences above? Which is more commonly spoken?
Someone quitted smoking sometime ago, yet there is still a possibility that he may start smoking again. In this case I know that I cannot say "He used to smoke 2 years ago." because that would ...
I was told that
"We are looking for an eager person to work for our company"
is not the same as
"We are looking for a person who is eager to work for our company"
, but the same as
We can say:
I have enough money to go to Italy.
I have money which is enough to go to Italy
But why does the following sentence not work?
I have a ready machine to run for 10 ...
I need help filling out my Work & Travel application. In the personal statement section, I have to write what I hope to experience during my time in the US.
I will experience a new ...
When speaking about my hobby, should I say:
I like listening to music.
I like to listen to music.
Do both mean the same? Is any of these sentences grammatically incorrect?
Today, I saw a different usage of infinitive clauses at the university and would like to ask you it in order to be familiar with that usage.(Examples from my professor)
There should be more than ...
I am not sure about which forms are correct.
That money is enough to donate to charity
That money is enough to donate it to charity
This car is very luxury to buy.
This car is very ...
Do they always have to be next to nouns?
To talk about, We should find a topic.
To live lots of amazing moments with, I need some friends.
To study with, I will invite my friend ...
My English teachers said that changing the position of an infinitive may not change anything.
Some opportunities to get a better education exist.
Some opportunities exist to get a better ...
When someone makes a speech about having been selected as an outstanding employee of the month, which is correct to say between "I am glad to be selected" and "I am glad to have been selected"? Thank ...
When we can use a gerund (or infinitive) after the verbs: suggest and recommend?
These examples made a confusion for me:
We recommend you to book your flight early.
He recommends reading the book ...
Can verb, infinitive, and gerund be used together? Especially in this sentence:
That book has helped me to overcome my struggling.
Helped + To overcome + Struggling
I forgot to brought my money.
I am an English teacher but I got stranded in this sentence. I know (or I least, I think) it’s more common to say:
I forgot to bring my money.
but I can’t explain ...
Tell me please what to be means there. Why did not the speaker just say and that is admired?
Wonder Woman has flaws.… It succeeds in spite of them, and that is to be admired, but we cannot start ...
A sentence on this page strikes me as odd as I am checking dictionaries
‘An alien life form has arrived to earth and is jumping from body to body, killing everything in its path and stealing ...
I wrote a letter to have our scheduled meeting be moved"
is "to have our scheduled meeting be moved" infinitive clause? what is meaning of "to have"?
why use "be moved"? is it passive voice?
I would like to ask if the following sentence is grammatically correct.
My parents promised me to buy a new car.
I searched it and found out that some native speakers find it acceptable but some ...
Can one say
This is a jacket which is to wear in cold weather.
This is a jacket which is to be worn in cold weather.
This is a jacket which is for wearing in cold weather.
This is a jacket to wear in ...
"We try to be nice" In this sentence " to be nice" us an infinitive clause.
So my question is whether it is an object for the verb or is it functioning as an adjective.