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    why not " be subject + 'to' infinitive "?

    Hello : )
    these days I study TOEIC, especially in Part 5 and 6.

    Here is one thing I doubt.

    My toeic solution says,
    "Accountants are subject to have the company take ... " is wrong.

    because, "to" must be 'preposition', not 'infinitive'.
    Why not instead of using infinitive?
    Are there any reasons?

    if you know, please tell me. :)
    thank you!
    Last edited by dragontiger; 22-Jul-2005 at 08:15.


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    Re: why not " be subject + 'to' infinitive "?

    Should it be 'subject to having'?

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    Re: why not " be subject + 'to' infinitive "?

    In this case, the word to is attached, by convention, to subject. When the word subject is used as an adjective, it is almost always followed by the word to.

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