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    Hi, teacher,
    Is this sentence correct? "The only thing they could do was bandage the wound", I think it should be "was to bandage the wound", am I right?

    Thanks!
    Wuwei

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    Re: A grammar question

    Quote Originally Posted by wuwei View Post
    I think it should be "was to bandage the wound", am I right?
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    Re: A grammar question

    Quote Originally Posted by wuwei View Post
    Hi, teacher,
    Is this sentence correct? "The only thing they could do was bandage the wound", I think it should be "was to bandage the wound", am I right?

    Thanks!
    Wuwei
    Both are correct. For example:
    1- All you have to do is register yourself first....
    2- All you have to do is to register yourself first....
    Hope this helps!
    Dawood

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    Re: A grammar question

    Quote Originally Posted by wuwei View Post
    Hi, teacher,
    Is this sentence correct? "The only thing they could do was bandage the wound", I think it should be "was to bandage the wound", am I right?

    Thanks!
    Wuwei
    As Dawood has said, both are correct.

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