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  1. Hiya Raymond's Avatar
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    Which is incrrect in sentences that conclude infinitive?

    He wants to do nothing but go out.
    He wants to do nothing but to go out.
    All we could do now is walk home.
    All we could do now is to walk home.
    What have I said to make you angry.

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    #2

    Re: Which is incrrect in sentences that conclude infinitive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hiya Raymond View Post
    1. He wants to do nothing but go out.
    2. He wants to do nothing but to go out.
    3. All we could do now is walk home.
    4. All we could do now is to walk home.
    5. What have I said to make you angry?
    Hello, Hiya.
    1, 3, 4 and 5 are all correct in my opinion.

    I'm not really sure about #2, but I feel "He wants nothing but to go out." might work.

    I hope somebody else will shed some light on this matter.


    P.S.

    I think you meant "Which sentence is incorrect?", and that the word you intended to use is 'include', not 'conclude'.

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    Re: Which is incrrect in sentences that conclude infinitive?

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Hello, Hiya.
    1, 3, 4 and 5 are all correct in my opinion.

    I'm not really sure about #2, but I feel "He wants nothing but to go out." might work.

    I hope somebody else will shed some light on this matter.


    P.S.

    I think you meant "Which sentence is incorrect?", and that the word you intended to use is 'include', not 'conclude'.
    They are all correct grammatically but #5 is the only natural sentence.

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    #4

    Re: Which is incrrect in sentences that conclude infinitive?

    How to make the former 4 sentences be natural?

    Thanks!

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    #5

    Re: Which is incrrect in sentences that conclude infinitive?

    You are so kind! Thanks a lot!

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    #6

    Re: Which is incrrect in sentences that conclude infinitive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hiya Raymond View Post
    How to make the former 4 sentences be natural?

    Thanks!
    In my opinion 1 and 5 are correct and natural. For me, 3 would be better with "can" instead of "could" (because of "now'). 2 would be better without the second "to". 4 would be better with "can" and no second "to".

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