Tag: infinitives

35 Help to do something or help do something? 2015-01-19T16:36:15.180

25 Two consecutive gerunds? -ing -ing? 2014-12-27T13:06:54.677

22 When is "seems to be" used instead of "seems"? 2016-01-17T12:51:04.030

21 "He likes swimming" or "He likes to swim"? 2013-02-05T01:10:38.697

17 "I told you DON´T go" vs. "I told you NOT TO go" 2017-02-28T21:30:01.863

15 What is the difference between "gerund" and "infinitive"? 2014-06-10T11:45:54.043

14 help you learn vs. help you to learn 2015-12-16T18:32:03.027

12 "He saw it stop and his son get out" 2014-10-19T15:22:39.193

12 Using bare infinitive after 'does' 2016-07-12T18:11:42.697

12 Stop+ Ving and Stop+ to+infinitive? 2016-09-13T06:58:46.793

11 interested in/to: what's the difference? 2014-09-08T09:07:36.677

11 The grammar of 'Ready to take' versus 'Easy to take' 2014-12-04T18:25:40.867

11 Bare infinitive vs to-infinitive 2015-03-25T13:19:03.883

11 What rule forbids "To boldly go where no man has gone before"? 2015-07-05T11:50:12.083

11 "get used to cycle" or "get used to cycling" 2016-11-04T19:44:11.877

11 "... to apply for a visa" or "... and applied for a visa"? 2019-04-12T13:37:08.337

11 Why is "I let him to sleep" incorrect (or is it)? 2019-08-28T18:51:18.530

10 Why is it "to start laughing" and not "to start to laugh"? 2014-10-08T07:09:38.690

10 Looking forward to see you vs Looking forward to seeing you? 2015-11-11T15:44:53.983

10 Is there any reason why we can't use "I hope you to buy me a doll." 2016-02-09T18:30:38.340

10 "On their way to killing". Does it sound right? 2019-12-26T16:57:24.223

9 "I heard the clock strike ten": why not "striked ten"? 2014-10-19T12:20:29.583

9 "All you should do is study hard" vs "All you should do is to study hard" 2014-12-26T16:34:34.663

9 try+gerund/infinitive (Difference in meaning) 2014-12-28T12:31:08.087

9 What's the difference between "I love singing" and "I love to sing"? 2015-03-21T12:11:16.663

9 How do I determine the main verb in a sentence? 2015-04-20T09:26:07.650

9 "I like listening to music" and "I like to listen to music" - is there any difference? 2015-07-13T15:24:53.110

9 "the sun goes down" vs "the sun go down" 2016-04-19T14:55:45.297

9 infinitive telling the purpose 2019-03-12T11:31:02.763

8 "if you want to" vs "if you want" - in the end of a sentence 2013-10-23T13:08:00.533

8 "to be" vs. "being" after adjective (and why) 2014-09-10T20:05:21.423

8 "I would have liked [to have seen / to see] John ..." 2015-02-27T13:59:45.053

8 'I have decided to purchase a jet for getting to NYC and back more quickly.' 2015-06-16T05:59:23.090

8 "It can contain" or "It can contains"? 2015-11-05T23:35:50.447

8 Should an infinitive be treated as a subject or object? 2016-03-28T08:31:31.627

8 "To <verb> a <noun>" 2019-09-29T07:38:30.173

7 Infinitive and Gerund Construction 2013-02-21T15:02:58.277

7 "begin + 'infinitive'" vs. "commence + 'infinitive'" 2013-03-23T19:30:27.203

7 "To correct" or "to correcting"? 2013-04-02T19:38:36.280

7 Can "to" be dropped in this sentence? 2013-10-22T15:13:11.660

7 When should we avoid "to"? 2014-05-25T12:07:15.150

7 Does “need protecting” have exactly the same meaning as “need to be protected”? 2014-12-19T05:46:53.283

7 Answering a negative question with an infinitive phrase 2015-04-24T08:06:11.530

6 Using a verb as subject of a sentence 2013-01-26T16:39:13.353

6 'Would have' used alone for unreal past situations, not in conditional 2013-05-12T15:17:40.697

6 why does 'VERB+ing' come after 'to' in this context? 2013-05-28T20:33:54.527

6 "is said to" causes ambiguity 2013-11-20T15:24:12.207

6 help you do (or) to do something - difference 2014-07-06T17:38:32.523

6 The easiest thing to do is [to] call for a taxi 2014-10-10T18:46:30.950

6 I feel like to eat vs I feel like eating? 2015-05-17T19:44:15.793

6 'Her mother lived to be eighty five.' Is her mother still alive? 2015-10-10T04:37:17.930

5 "to use" vs "in using" vs "in usage" 2013-03-01T18:47:23.507

5 Is "What happened to him" correct? 2013-04-06T17:19:20.500

5 When to use "be" in a sentence? 2013-04-09T09:29:17.633

5 'is used to thinking' vs. 'is used to think' 2013-12-07T10:41:16.877

5 I'd better get a quart 2014-09-22T22:04:01.173

5 "learn to do <something>" vs. "learn doing <something>"? 2014-11-20T06:53:15.887

5 What are the names of the verb tenses used in these two sentences? 2015-01-30T06:48:37.020

5 'It is necessary for job interviewees being punctual': Why isn't this grammatical? 2015-11-04T15:40:47.853

5 a guide to finding / a guide to find? 2016-01-04T20:51:54.097

5 to+infinitive vs. for+ing to express purpose 2016-01-21T05:14:48.503

5 Does 'pretended not to see me' have the same meaning as 'pretended that he didn't see me' in this sentence? 2016-09-17T09:03:37.147

5 "To live here demands…" vs. "Living here demands…" 2017-04-21T12:10:39.147

5 Use of "have to" vs "am to" 2017-12-25T11:38:35.787

4 What are the uses of these four to-infinitives? 2013-02-14T06:59:49.010

4 Infinitive form Vs. -ing form after a value judgement 2013-03-17T11:48:08.863

4 Should I remove "to" in this sentence 2013-06-05T17:43:27.117

4 Can two verbs be kept in a sentence? 2013-09-30T11:58:32.123

4 Meaning of perfect aspect in infinite clauses 2014-03-27T10:51:04.240

4 Go to play VS go play 2014-03-29T06:29:37.943

4 Can this to infinitival be read both ways? 2014-05-19T02:41:45.640

4 "must" vs "have to" 2014-06-27T04:48:01.437

4 to infinitive interpretation: successiveness vs. purpose 2014-09-26T05:32:33.327

4 Adverb between conjugated verb and infinitive? 2014-10-14T14:24:38.627

4 Are there recommendations on when to use relative clause vs. infinitive? 2014-12-26T17:48:38.317

4 require that X be used VS. require X to be used 2015-01-15T08:25:18.160

4 He helped the Indians win 2015-02-10T18:18:52.370

4 difference between not to verb , to not + verb 2015-03-17T14:25:27.127

4 Negative infinitive usage 2015-04-08T08:48:25.907

4 Are there other ways of saying "We welcome <someone> to <do something>" 2015-12-02T05:02:18.580

4 I hope you are right/you to be right 2015-12-24T00:28:00.713

4 'Easy to be solved' versus 'Easy to solve' 2016-02-15T15:14:49.517

4 “I heard him sing.” Vs. “I heard him singing.” 2016-08-16T02:27:21.160

4 'Is believed to' usage 2016-10-05T05:51:03.200

4 Is it ok to say "I would prefer not" or "I would prefer not to" 2016-10-25T01:50:39.700

4 Which one? "object to get improved" or "object to getting improved"? 2017-01-02T03:56:33.413

4 'Help improve Android Studio' <-- Is this grammatically correct? 2017-01-18T11:17:17.567

4 What does "not to ~" mean? 2017-03-06T21:33:50.993

4 Why do we have to use 'to' instead of 'will'? 2017-06-11T05:02:49.773

4 Being to moisten 2017-06-29T05:26:59.740

4 Are these two constructions semantically the same or different? 2017-12-05T09:44:24.280

4 to carry out vs for carrying out 2018-01-23T21:00:09.917

4 I am glad to be selected vs. I am glad to have been selected 2018-06-04T20:36:33.237

3 "There is [no way] 'of proving'/'to prove' that he was *wrong*/*right*" 2013-03-07T22:24:10.647

3 "turn + -ing" vs turn + infinitive" 2013-04-20T10:21:19.383

3 What's the difference in meaning between infinitive and gerund? 2013-04-23T10:54:03.180

3 "Be/Being on a diet is hard" 2013-05-23T21:32:19.533

3 "is modify" should be "is to modify"? 2013-06-16T03:31:02.813

3 When to use who/that/which or an infinitive? 2013-09-17T16:26:13.243