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    #1

    using the infinitive

    "The children yelled to stop."
    Is this grammatically acceptable? Why or why not?
    This battle rages in our department!
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    Re: using the infinitive

    Informally acceptable, I would say, but a more formally complete structure would require specification of a "recipient" of the action, e.g.

    The children yelled at them to stop.

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    #3

    Re: using the infinitive

    And that would be a pretty informal acceptability IMO, with many disputing it.

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    #4

    Re: using the infinitive

    Agreed. Definitely informal only!

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