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  1. Odessa Dawn's Avatar
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    #1

    no reason think/ no reason to think/ no reason thinking



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    -You have no reason think the outcome will be any different …


    2-You have no reason to think the outcome will be any different …


    3-You have no reason thinking the outcome will be any different …


    It seems to me that 2# and 3# are grammatical. I haven’t made up my mind though. Will you please help me pick up the correct one?

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    Re: no reason think/ no reason to think/ no reason thinking

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post


    1
    -You have no reason think the outcome will be any different …


    2-You have no reason to think the outcome will be any different …


    3-You have no reason thinking the outcome will be any different …


    It seems to me that 2# and 3# are grammatical. I haven’t made up my mind though. Will you please help me pick up the correct one?
    The first is clearly incorrect. The second is the best and most common. The third is grammatically correct and possible.

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    Re: no reason think/ no reason to think/ no reason thinking

    I have a hard time imagining the third one being used by a native speaker.

    On the other hand, "You've got no business X-ing" is pretty common to mean "You don't have the right to do that."
    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: no reason think/ no reason to think/ no reason thinking

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I have a hard time imagining the third one being used by a native speaker.

    On the other hand, "You've got no business X-ing" is pretty common to mean "You don't have the right to do that."
    I Googled the third and got more hits than I expected. Go figure.

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