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    as well as to get


    As well as grammar - English Usage

    If the main clause has an infinitive clause, an infinitive without ''to'' is possible in the clause introduced by ''as well as''.

    -I have to cook breakfast as well as get the kids ready for school.

    But, I have seen the sentence following in ''wikipedia'. My question is Must I use 'to' after 'as well as'? Which one is better, with 'to' or without?

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    Re: as well as to get

    The 'to' is grammatically optional, but will normally be included if there is any possibility of its absence causing structural ambiguity. If you read the Wikipedia example carefully, it should be clear why the writer has elected to include it!


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