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## is good for carrying your books

Which are correct:

1-This box is good for carrying your books.
2-This box is good for carrying your books in.

3-This box is good to carry your books.
4-This box is good to carry your books in.

5-This hammer is good for breaking stones.
6-This hammer is good for breaking stones with.
7-This hammer is good to break stones.
8-This hammer is good to break stones with.

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## Re: is good for carrying your books

Originally Posted by navi tasan
Which are correct:

1-This box is good for carrying your books.
2-This box is good for carrying your books in.
3-This box is good to carry your books.
4-This box is good to carry your books in.

5-This hammer is good for breaking stones.
6-This hammer is good for breaking stones with.
7-This hammer is good to break stones.
8-This hammer is good to break stones with.
An inifitive is normally preceded by an adjective not a gerund. The inifinitive complements the adjective.
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## Re: is good for carrying your books

Originally Posted by sarat_106
An inifitive is normally followed by an adjective not a gerund. The inifinitive complements the adjective.
What infinitive are you referring to?

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## Re: is good for carrying your books

Originally Posted by 2006
What infinitive are you referring to?
The inifinitives are 'to carry' and 'to break'

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## Re: is good for carrying your books

Originally Posted by sarat_106
The inifinitives are 'to carry' and 'to break'
But there is no adjective or gerund following those infinitives.

6. ## Re: is good for carrying your books

Originally Posted by navi tasan
Which are correct:

1-This box is good for carrying your books.
2-This box is good for carrying your books in.

3-This box is good to carry your books.
4-This box is good to carry your books in.

5-This hammer is good for breaking stones.
6-This hammer is good for breaking stones with.
7-This hammer is good to break stones.
8-This hammer is good to break stones with.
We normally say "good for ...." in this context.
1, 2, 5, 6. are the common variants.

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## Re: is good for carrying your books

Originally Posted by 2006
But there is no adjective or gerund following those infinitives.
The inifinitives are followed by the adjective 'good'

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## Re: is good for carrying your books

Originally Posted by sarat_106
The inifinitives are followed by the adjective 'good'
No, the infinitives follow the adjective. And I agree with Raymott that the gerund sentences are preferable
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## Re: is good for carrying your books

Originally Posted by 2006
No, the infinitives follow the adjective. And I agree with Raymott that the gerund sentences are preferable
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Sorry, It should be preceded by an adjective. Thank you. I stand corrected.

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