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Are these correct? If not please explain.
She lets the rabbit eats the apple.
She lets the rabbit eats apples.
The rabbit eats the apple.
This is fine. The verb "to eat" is used in the third person singular form here.
In the other two sentences, it is not important how many apples are consumed. What is important is the verb pattern structure of the verb "to let."
to let + object + bare infinitive (the infinitive without to)
She lets + the rabbit + eat (apples or the apple.)
I hope this helps.
The simple form is a verb without the 's' at the end? Example: 'eat', not '
I can/might/will/would/etc do this.
I want/hope/am trying/etc to do this.
Please let me/help me/watch me do this.
Please allow me/permit me/tell me to do this.
Yes, right, I agree. Just thought this term might be easier to understand.
Are any of these wrong..? Here is what I learned today:
These are colors that identify the words below.
Bare infinitive (the infinitive without 'to' and without "s", "ing", "ed", and etc. at the end of the verb, ex: 'eat'; also called base form or simple form)
Infinitive (like bare infin but with 'to', ex: 'to eat')
She lets the rabbit eat apples.
Thanks again... :]
Last edited by Tepal; 08-Dec-2011 at 15:09.