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    #1

    All I had to do was use / to use beef and anchovies instead of chicken.

    1. All I had to do was to use beef and anchovies instead of chicken.

    2. All I did was use use beef and anchovies instead of chicken.

    3. All I had to do was use beef and anchovies instead of chicken.


    1 and 2 are correct and I wonder whether 'to' can be omitted like sentence 2.
    Last edited by wotcha; 28-Aug-2013 at 16:39.

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    #2

    Re: All I had to do was use / to use beef and anchovies instead of chicken.

    "All I had did" is not correct.

    PS: Why would you use anchovies on anything?
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: All I had to do was use / to use beef and anchovies instead of chicken.

    1 and 3 are correct. You can either use to or omit it.

    2 is not correct, as Charlie said.

    ;)

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    Re: All I had to do was use / to use beef and anchovies instead of chicken.

    Welcome to the forum, Elanguest.

    You'll find a few familiar faces here.

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    Re: All I had to do was use / to use beef and anchovies instead of chicken.

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    "All I had did" is not correct.

    PS: Why would you use anchovies on anything?

    Sorry;; I corrected it

    P.S.: To make traditional Korean dishes we sometimes add anchovies.

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    #6

    Re: All I had to do was use / to use beef and anchovies instead of chicken.

    2 is OK now.

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