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    I'm baffled by 'to be'!

    Hi. Yesterday when I was doing some English exercises, I got this sentence in Recording 1a (Cambridge English Vocabulary for IELTS):
    I don't understand why the verb ARGUE is used after IS. Could you possibly make it clear to me? Thank you so much, in advance
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 03-Mar-2015 at 20:55. Reason: Made the first "argue" smaller. Unreasonably large!

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    Re: I'm baffled by 'to be'!

    "Argue" is a bare infinitive in that sentence. In English, it's quite standard to use the infinitive (bare or full) after "do" + "be".

    All we seem to do is argue.
    All we seem to do is to argue.

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