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    #21

    Re: guessing function of infinitive verbs

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    but I think you was right
    But I think you were wrong in saying the above.

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    #22

    Re: guessing function of infinitive verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    'I buy food to feed my cat.'
    I think the infinitive is adverbial. Am I right or wrong this time?
    I think you are right.
    In 'I buy food to feed my cat with', 'to feed my cat with' would be adjectival.

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    #23

    Re: guessing function of infinitive verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by mawes12 View Post
    but I think you was right the first time because you can say I buy food in order to eat.
    But I think my first thought was wrong because 'food to eat' is similar to 'the first thing to do' in construction, and both infinitives describe the noun before them.

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    #24

    Re: guessing function of infinitive verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    But I think my first thought was wrong because 'food to eat' is similar to 'the first thing to do' in construction, and both infinitives describe the noun before them.

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    That's why I'm a lil confused. I think you can also say I buy food so (subject noun) can eat. <-- that's why I think it is an adverbial.

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    Last edited by mawes12; 11-Jun-2015 at 08:09.

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    #25

    Re: guessing function of infinitive verbs

    Mawes, you drifted from your original question about infinitives.

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    #26

    Re: guessing function of infinitive verbs

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    Mawes, you drifted from your original question about infinitives.
    I don't understand.

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    #27

    Re: guessing function of infinitive verbs

    I think he means that what you just said was irrelevant to your original question about infinitives, but I am not a teacher.

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    #28

    Re: guessing function of infinitive verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Mawes, you drifted from your original question about infinitives.
    Are you talking about my old thread?

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    #29

    Re: guessing function of infinitive verbs

    This thread too.

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    #30

    Re: guessing function of infinitive verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    This thread too.
    Am I right?

    Quote Originally Posted by mawes12 View Post
    I think you can also say I buy food so (subject noun) can eat. <-- that's why I think it is an adverbial.

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