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    Question Please help me on this

    Hello! , nice forum btw

    ok, so can you guys plz help me on these sentenses below?

    how many fasts did you keep?
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    how many days did you fasts?

    which one of the above is correct?

    if none of them then, help me to make it

    also english is not my first language if there are any mistakes do tell me.
    Thanks in advance.

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    re: Please help me on this

    Quote Originally Posted by power1 View Post
    Hello! , nice forum btw

    ok, so can you guys plz help me on these sentenses below?

    how many fasts did you keep?
    or
    how many days did you fasts?

    which one of the above is correct?

    if none of them then, help me to make it

    also english is not my first language if there are any mistakes do tell me.
    Thanks in advance.
    How many days did you fast? When a verb form appears after "do/did", we use the bare infinitive form.

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    re: Please help me on this

    thankyou! sir
    so, "How many days did you fast?" is the correct one right?
    oh and
    plz explain
    what is the bare infinitive form?

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    re: Please help me on this

    It means that: did , indicates the time of the verb " to fast"...did you fast? Therefore "fast " is bare, by itself, alone, without "to". Bare. Get it?

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    re: Please help me on this

    Quote Originally Posted by power1 View Post
    thankyou! sir
    so, "How many days did you fast?" is the correct one right?
    oh and
    plz explain
    what is the bare infinitive form?
    When one discusses a verb generically, one often uses the "to" infinitive form: to live, to eat, to walk, etc.
    The bare infinitive form is the infinitive without the "to". It is not inflected for tense, number, or person.

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    re: Please help me on this

    ok thankyou

    but why fast? not fasts?

    When a verb form appears after "do/did", so do you mean after verb form like do/did comes
    we should use "verb to be" form ??? ok but is "to be " form used singuler here? why not plural?
    Last edited by power1; 10-Aug-2013 at 22:09.

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    power -
    Please start using capital letters in your post.
    Proper English requires capital letters.

    The infinitive is the "to VERB" form. The bare infinitive is the "VERB" form. Don't think of it is as plural or singular. It's not inflected.

    As the second post explained after a form of "to do" (like "did") you use the VERB form - no s on the end.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Plz! help me on this

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    power -
    Please start using capital letters in your post.
    Proper English requires capital letters.

    The infinitive is the "to VERB" form. The bare infinitive is the "VERB" form. Don't think of it is as plural or singular. It's not inflected.

    As the second post explained after a form of "to do" (like "did") you use the VERB form - no s on the end.
    I see, I will keep in mind about using capital letters next time.

    Thankyou Barb_D! for explaining

    So, bare infinitive "VERB" form) can be used with (do/did) without "S" and it has no "S" in the end

    While (The infinitive "to VERB") is diffrent

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    Re: Plz! help me on this

    Quote Originally Posted by power1 View Post
    I see, I will keep in mind about using capital letters next time.

    Thankyou Barb_D! for explaining

    So, bare infinitive "VERB" form) can be used with (do/did) without "S" and it has no "S" in the end

    While (The infinitive "to VERB") is diffrent
    Not quite. The "to" infinitive does not get inflected either.

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    Re: Plz! help me on this

    I am still confused

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