Page 2 of 2 First 1 2
Results 11 to 12 of 12
  1. #11
    bhaisahab's Avatar
    bhaisahab is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    25,699

    Re: What we need to ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    What we need is to get people to realize how self-destructive drugs can be.

    Can I say "getting" in place of to get?
    No.

  2. #12

    Re: What we need to ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    What we need is to get people to realize how self-destructive drugs can be.

    Can I say "getting" in place of to get?
    No, you can't because "to get" is the object of "need". What do we need? We need to get people to realize how self-destructive drugs can be. So "to" goes with "get". It's a "to infinitive", not a prepostion.

    What is it that we need? We need to get ...

    We look forward to getting ....
    Last edited by PROESL; 09-Sep-2009 at 16:11.

Page 2 of 2 First 1 2

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •