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    grammar prob

    good day!


    please enlighten me in my puzzling.

    which is grammatically correct? ANd what is the
    grammatical rule behind it.

    All I want to do is get some sleep. or
    All I want to do is to get some sleep.

    thank you big time!

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    Re: grammar prob

    Linking verb, "is". It joins 'to do' with 'to get'.

    [1] All I want to do is to get some sleep. or

    'to get' is a restatment of 'to do'. The second 'to' is redundant, so speakers often leave it out,

    [2] All I want to do is get some sleep.

    or they leave out 'to do',

    [3] All I want is to get some sleep.

    'to' of 'want to do' is part of 'want', not 'do', which is why [4] is not an option:

    [4] *All I want do is get some sleep. (ungrammatical)

    All the best,

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