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    about to infinitive

    s1. I have naturally been educated such as upright attitude of mind and diligence to do my best in everything.

    Does 'to do my best in everything' modify preceding noun phrase(upright attitude of mind and diligence)? Or Is it just 'in order to infinitive'?

    I think either of them will do.

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    Re: about to infinitive

    ]The sentence as it stands is not natural English. Where did you read it?

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    Re: about to infinitive

    Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't examine grammatical error.
    I found it from a website about English composition.
    As I'm not a native speaker, I overlooked the grammatical error it might have.
    I'm sorry again. I think this should be right.

    s1. I have naturally learned such upright attitude of mind and diligence to do my best in everything.
    Last edited by koolade; 13-Feb-2012 at 14:04.

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    Re: about to infinitive

    I'm afraid that's even worse. Do you want to post the link?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: about to infinitive

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I'm afraid that's even worse. Do you want to post the link?
    It's not from a native speaker - Nannies & au pairs : hyeWon is Korean, currently in Australia

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    Re: about to infinitive

    I'm so sorry that I have taken your time so much.

    and I admit having given you a stupid question.

    I'm so much embarrassed to have done that.

    Anyway I'm going to try to find a way to solve this problem for myself.

    Thank you for having interest in my question and I'm sorry again.

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    Re: about to infinitive

    Your question wasn't stupid, and we usually sort of enjoy solving puzzles.

    The overall meaning of the passage is clear: This person was raised to do her best. If you had asked us about the meaning, we surely would have been able to help you.

    However, you asked about the syntax of a sentences that is not properly constructed -- and that's an unsolvable puzzle. You won'to be able to work it out by yourself because there is no answer.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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