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    Question about Infinitive Phrase

    I know infinitive Phrase can function as an adjective but don't know if this sentence is correct:

    To accommodate a wide range of users, the new set of printers is designed with multiple features.

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    Re: Question about Infinitive Phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by needenglishhelp View Post
    I know infinitive Phrase can function as an adjective but don't know if this sentence is correct:

    To accommodate a wide range of users, the new set of printers is designed with multiple features.

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    Your sentence is grammatical, but I would call the infinitive phrase an adverb in that sentence. It answers the question: Why were they designed?

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    Re: Question about Infinitive Phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Your sentence is grammatical, but I would call the infinitive phrase an adverb in that sentence. It answers the question: Why were they designed?
    But is the infinitive misplace in the sentence? Are there any grammatical errors? Should this be better:

    The new set of printers is designed with multiple features to accommodate a wide range of users.

    The reason why I put the infinitive phrase in front at the first is because I want to give more emphasis on why they are designed with multiple features. From my experience, I notice information put in the beginning of a sentence or near the beginning of a sentence has more emphasis in term of level of importance than placing it near the the end of a sentence. So does anyone agreement? Please Help.

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    Re: Question about Infinitive Phrase

    Either position is perfectly acceptable.
    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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