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    All you/I need to do is (to) xxx

    I saw this on the Internet: All you need to do is listen.
    I wonder when should we add to before the verb, such as: All you need to do is to listen carefully.

    Could anyone explain this? Thanks a lot!

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    Re: All you/I need to do is (to) xxx

    Quote Originally Posted by savemyenglish View Post
    I saw this on the Internet: All you need to do is listen.
    I wonder when should we add to before the verb, such as: All you need to do is to listen carefully.

    Could anyone explain this? Thanks a lot!
    "to" is not necessary.

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    Re: All you/I need to do is (to) xxx

    And you don't even need the one after 'need'. So there are four possibilities:
    • All you need do is listen carefully.
    • All you need do is to listen carefully.
    • All you need to do is listen carefully.
    • All you need to do is to listen carefully.

    The last of these sounds to me a liitle staid, but I don't think it's wrong.

    b

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