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    comfortable

    A. I was very comfortable speaking to everyone.
    B. I was very comfortable to speak to everyone.

    Why don't we use B? Don't we use adjectives + to ? If so, why not using infinitive in front of "comfortable" ?

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    Re: comfortable

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    A. I was very comfortable speaking to everyone.
    B. I was very comfortable to speak to everyone.

    Why don't we use B? Don't we use adjectives + to ? If so, why not using infinitive in front of "comfortable" ?
    No, we don't. The construction is "to be comfortable doing something".

    I don't know how you think we could use the infinitive in front of comfortable. Can you write the sentence you are suggesting?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: comfortable

    The same az B, for example. You said it's wrong! I got it.

    What are the other expressions ( or adjectives ) that follow gerund and not infinitive?

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    Re: comfortable

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    Why don't we use B? Don't we use adjectives + to ?
    We do - I was very happy to speak to every one.
    If so, why not using don't we us the/an infinitive in front of "comfortable" ?
    We have to learn how each adjective is used.

    I was pleased to see her.
    I was intent on seeing her
    It was nice
    seeing/to see her.
    etc.

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    Re: comfortable

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    The same az B, for example. You said it's wrong! I got it.

    What are the other expressions ( or adjectives ) that follow gerund and not infinitive?
    In my opinion, "speaking" is not a gerund in your sentence. It is a present participle, used as a modifier. A gerund is used as a noun and there is no place for a noun in that construction.

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