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    Dear all,

    in the sentence below, why not say "is to look" and "is to believe"? why "to" is eliminated?

    all we have to do is look for them
    all we have to do is believe in him

    thank you

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    Re: To

    Quote Originally Posted by idiotmike View Post
    Dear all,

    in the sentence below, why not say "is to look" and "is to believe"? why "to" is eliminated?

    all we have to do is look for them
    all we have to do is believe in him

    thank you
    They are correct with or without "to".

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