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    omitting the infinitive "to" after a conjunction?

    Is it incorrect to omit the infinitive "to" after a conjunction, like in these below?

    "He told me to be patient and () study well."
    "It is your choice to be successful or () be unsuccessful.

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    Re: omitting the infinitive "to" after a conjunction?

    No, it isn't incorrect, although it isn't necessary.

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    Re: omitting the infinitive "to" after a conjunction?

    Quote Originally Posted by rewboss View Post
    although it isn't necessary.
    "Isn't necessary to omit the "to"" or "isn't necessary to leave it there"?

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    Re: omitting the infinitive "to" after a conjunction?

    It isn't necessary to have it there.



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    Re: omitting the infinitive "to" after a conjunction?

    Omitting "to" is not so common in English. Using infinitive with "to" is preferable.


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    Re: omitting the infinitive "to" after a conjunction?

    Quote Originally Posted by dihen View Post
    Is it incorrect to omit the infinitive "to" after a conjunction, like in these below?
    "He told me to be patient and () study well."
    "It is your choice to be successful or () be unsuccessful.
    He told me to be patient and study well. (correct)
    He told me to be patient and to study well. (correct)

    It is your choice to be successful or to be unsuccessful. (correct)
    It is your choice to be successful or unsuccessful. (correct)

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    Re: omitting the infinitive "to" after a conjunction?

    Is it correct to omit the "to" after the "and" here?
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    to love and not hate
    to succeed and not fail


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    Re: omitting the infinitive "to" after a conjunction?

    No, here with "to" is much better.

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    Re: omitting the infinitive "to" after a conjunction?

    Quote Originally Posted by kristinita View Post
    No, here with "to" is much better.
    But it's not (syntactically) ungramatical, is it?
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    Re: omitting the infinitive "to" after a conjunction?

    Sure. It's Ok

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