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    paikiah Guest

    Default explaining Bare Infinitive

    What would be the shorest and easiest way to tell a student about bare infinitives?

    I didn't know it would be this hard to explain something that I always thought was second nature, or had to be learnt by reading many books.

    I have long, long explanations and examples, but I need to find a way to make it shorter somehow..:(

    I've hit a wall, and I can't seem to climb over it for 4~5 hours now.

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    paikiah Guest

    Default Re: explaining Bare Infinitive

    Could it be due to the fact that the meaning of "to" means it has a set goal or leads to something?

    (just like "in" has a limitation whilst "at" has none?)

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    Default Re: explaining Bare Infinitive

    A bare infinitve doesn't have 'to'.

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