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    #1

    Infinitive

    Dear all,

    Can you suggest me when to use the infinitive at the end of the sentence. Is there any specific rule for this.

    EG

    I want the real culprit to be booked.
    I was waiting for you to come.
    Don't expect the seniors to rembers this.
    I was waiting for the water to heat.

    Thanks

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    Re: Infinitive

    They're only at the end because the sentence happens to finish there- you could continue:
    I was waiting for the water to heat to just under boiling point before I used it.

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