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    Re: Infinitive adverb or adjective

    This is really confusing but I'm going to find out.

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    #22

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    That would be good.

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    #23

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    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Hello, Matthew.
    Well, in your sentence, 'to cut her lawn herself' functions as an object of 'needed'. It doesn't really modify the verb.
    It doesn't modify the verb because it is a transitive verb, which takes an object, as in 'someone wants to do something'. Am I right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by mawes12 View Post
    This is really confusing but I'm going to find out.
    I think it would be less confusing if you found out whether the verb was transitive or intransitive, but I am not a teacher.

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    #24

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    It doesn't modify the verb because it is a transitive verb, which takes an object, as in 'someone wants to do something'. Am I right or wrong?

    You are right, Matthew.
    Well, at least you share my view on this matter.

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    #25

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    It doesn't modify the verb because it is a transitive verb, which takes an object, as in 'someone wants to do something'. Am I right or wrong?


    I think it would be less confusing if you found out whether the verb was transitive or intransitive, but I am not a teacher.
    Why do you say that?

    I think infinitive can also be replaced by so (subject) can... But I'm not sure.

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    #26

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    Examples please.

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    #27

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Examples please.
    Bill uses his watch so he can get to work.

    I don't know if I'm right, but it looks correct.

    Can you tell me why do you say it would be less confusing if I find out whether a verb is transitive or intransitive?

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    #28

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    Quote Originally Posted by mawes12 View Post
    Bill uses his watch to get to work on time
    Quote Originally Posted by mawes12 View Post
    Bill uses his watch so he can get to work.
    I consider 'to get to work on time' and 'so he can get to work' to be an infinitive phrase and an independent clause respectively, so they are two different things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mawes12 View Post
    Can you tell me why do you say it would be less confusing if I find out whether a verb is transitive or intransitive?
    Assuming the 'confusing' in your post#21 refers to post#20, then it would be less confusing if you knew that 'need' is a transitive verb instead of an intransitive one.

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    #29

    Re: Infinitive adverb or adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I consider 'to get to work on time' and 'so he can get to work' to be an infinitive phrase and an independent clause respectively, so they are two different things.
    Not a teacher.
    I think it means the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Assuming the 'confusing' in your post#21 refers to post#20, then it would be less confusing if you knew that 'need' is a transitive verb instead of an intransitive one.
    I don't understand the difference between adverbial or adjectival infinitive because they both go after noun.

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    #30

    Re: Infinitive adverb or adjective

    I read that adverbial infinitive can be put at the beginning or end to know the difference. That tip kinda helps if y'all need to know.

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