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    Could you please point out which the correct sentence is and explain why?

    1.
    a) "That movie is too interesting for me to watch ( X ) only once"
    b) "That movie is too interesting for me to watch IT only once"

    2.
    A) Big Brothe iss too foolish for me to watch (IT?).

    3.
    A) Those clothes are too dirty for me to wear to go out.
    b) They are too old for me to wear THEM to go out.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apparrode
    Could you please point out which the correct sentence is and explain why?

    1.
    a) "That movie is too interesting for me to watch ( X ) only once"
    b) "That movie is too interesting for me to watch IT only once"

    2.
    A) Big Brothe iss too foolish for me to watch (IT?).

    3.
    A) Those clothes are too dirty for me to wear to go out.
    b) They are too old for me to wear THEM to go out.

    Thanks.
    The first two are fine.

    We wouldn't use foolish to apply to a movie. Perhaps silly would work there.

    For 3A, say:
    • Those clothes are too dirty for me to wear out.

    Or:
    • Those clothes are too dirty for me to wear outside.

    For 3B, say:
    • They are too old for me to wear them out.

    Or:
    • They are too old for me to wear them outside.

    :)

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    My question was about the subject pronoun IT / (or object pronoun IT / THEM).

    - That movie is too silly for me to watch or for me to watch it ?????
    (Do I need the IT there?)

    - The clothes are too worn out for me to wear or for me to wear them?

    Thank you

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    You can use them, but you don't need them. I suppose that you could say that in the sentences without them (it/them) that they are implied.

    The sentences with them and the sentences without them are equally correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apparrode
    Could you please point out which the correct sentence is and explain why?

    1.
    a) "That movie is too interesting for me to watch ( X ) only once"
    b) "That movie is too interesting for me to watch IT only once"

    2.
    A) Big Brothe iss too foolish for me to watch (IT?).

    3.
    A) Those clothes are too dirty for me to wear to go out.
    b) They are too old for me to wear THEM to go out.

    Thanks.
    I would say that 1-a, 2 (without it), and 3-a would be the most natural. The other forms are grammatical, in that they include an object for the infinitive, but they wouldn't be common. I like 2 (with the it) the least. Without a modifier at the end, that "it" just hangs there. :wink:

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