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    conjunction and infinitive

    Is it right to use the infinitive after a conjunction?

    "It is because to be lazy is not good for you."

    "I know how it feels like to be you."

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    Re: conjunction and infinitive

    Quote Originally Posted by Checkmate View Post
    Is it right to use the infinitive after a conjunction?

    "It is because to be lazy is not good for you."
    It is because being lazy is not good for you.

    "I know how it feels like to be you."
    I know how it feels to be you.
    I know what it feels like to be you.
    See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: conjunction and infinitive

    I heard that 'because' could informally be used as a preposition. Is this right?

    "I know what it feels like to be you".
    Isn't 'like' here a conjunction?

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    Re: conjunction and infinitive

    I was thinking if 'like' is an adjective here.

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    Re: conjunction and infinitive

    It is a preposition here, according to http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/like_1

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