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    Default Speech part of to infitive

    "Be careful not to fall down."

    I still do not agree that 'not to fall down' is an adjective complement. I think that not to fall down modifies careful and it is an adverb and a modifier. not subject, adjective and object complement. What do you native English speakers think?

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    Default Re: Speech part of to infitive

    Most native speakers would have nothing to say on the subject. The majority would be hard-pressed to identify a grammatical form.

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    Default Re: Speech part of to infitive

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Most native speakers would have nothing to say on the subject.
    And that would include quite a few teachers.

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