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  1. #1
    sunan98 Guest


    Hi Good morning to all,

    They are my long-haunting questions. I hope today someone could answer them to reliese me from my puzzle.

    Everyone knows that To-infinitive can be used as a noun.
    So is it all right to put a possessive adjective in front of it? just like:

    1. When Hillary tried to climb Everest, the goal was his to achieve.

    It seems a bit strange to me, because it does not appear very often in many English textbooks. Is this pattern(a possessive adjective + a to-infinitive as object)
    valid in terms of Grammar?

    Have you seen them before in any articles?

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    Tdol is offline Editor,
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    Re: to-infinitive

    It's fine- the goal was his.

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