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    Smile How to use To infinitive after "with"

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    I am confused by the following sentence:

    With so much work to do, I can't even make a proper plan.

    My question is:
    Should "to do" in the sentence be changed into "to be done"? And why?

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    Re: How to use To infinitive after "with"

    Quote Originally Posted by traceycjj View Post
    Thank you for your attention!
    I am confused by the following sentence:

    With so much work to do, I can't even make a proper plan.

    My question is:
    Should "to do" in the sentence be changed into "to be done"? And why?
    "With so much work to do..." is fine.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 30-Nov-2010 at 19:39. Reason: Correcting typo.

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    Re: How to use To infinitive after "with"

    Both are correct: to do and to be done.

    This is an example of a reduced adjective clause with the modal deleted and replaced by the infinitive.
    ...with so much work that should be done.
    ...with so much work to be done
    ...with so much work that I should do
    ...with so much work to do


    We have the same looseness around infinitives with enough and too.
    Jordan is tall enough to see from far away.
    Jordan is tall enough to be seen from far away.

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