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    all you..

    i want to know why we are using to , or without to

    for example , all you need is love. all you need is a bag ? if we could use the noun , why wouldn't we using loving instead of love.

    all you want is a bag. all you want is loving?

    thx for helping much appreciated

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    #2

    Re: all you..

    Quote Originally Posted by last14 View Post
    I want to know why ​sometimes we are using use "to" , or without to and sometimes we don't.

    For example, "All you need is love", "All you need is a bag". If we could use the noun, why wouldn't we using "loving" instead of "love"?

    All you want is a bag.
    All you want is loving?

    thx Thanks for helping. It's much appreciated.
    Welcome to the forum.

    1. Your title does not make sense.
    2. Your first line has nothing to do with the rest of your post. The sentences you have posted have nothing to do with the word "to".
    3. I don't really understand what you are asking. "A bag" is a countable noun. "Love" is an uncountable noun. Both are perfectly possible after "All you want" and "All you need".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: all you..

    All you need is love. actually.Firstly , i want to know can we use a verb after ''all you need is'' and why? such as ; all you need is wake up

    Secondly, i've seen some examples on the internet.For example , all you have to do is , all you can do is wait.I guess wait is a verb there and why?

    i really want to know about these structures sentence

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    And i've just seen this sentence.''all you can do is pray'' how do we make a sentence like this?I mean ,''all you can do is = subject? and we use a verb in the sentence.As you said if we use a noun like this sentence , why dont we use praying as a gerund(noun) instead of verb.Thanks for helping again.

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    Re: all you..

    Please study the corrections emsr2d2 made to your first post, and these basic rules for written English:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with a single appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise the word "I".
    - Capitalise all proper nouns (English, London, Shakespeare etc).
    - Do not put a space before a full stop, comma, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Always put a space after a full stop, comma, question mark or exclamation mark.
    (emsr2d2)

    Then click on Edit Post and make the necessary amendments to your posts 3 and 4 (which you should combine into one).

    Finally, click Save.

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    #6

    Re: all you..

    Quote Originally Posted by last14 View Post
    All you need is love. actually.Firstly , i want to know can we use a verb after ''all you need is'' and why? such as ; all you need is wake up
    You could use all you need is to wake up, but your version doesn't work.

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