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    Infinitive without to

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether the following sentences sound plousible in your ears?

    I like to have you do that.

    I want to have you love me.

    Would you like to have me write out the address?

    It helped make the decision easy.

    Letís go see him.

    Can we come call on you this afternoon?

    You ought give me the money.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: Infinitive without to

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post

    Can we come call on you this afternoon?

    You ought give me the money.
    I don't hear these except maybe in American TV shows.

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    Exclamation Re: Infinitive without to

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether the following sentences sound plousible in your ears?
    I like to have you do that. OK

    I want to have you love me. Ok

    Would you like to have me write out the address? Ok

    It helped me make the decision easy. ('make' is usually followed by an object and a bare infinitive in the active voice)

    Letís go see him. Ok

    Can we come and call on you this afternoon? It sounds odd without Ďandí

    You ought give me the money. I have never come across a bare infinitive after Ďoughtí

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Skp

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