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    #1

    These three sentences have similar meanings. But are they all correct?

    Hi, everyone.

    I have three sentences here.

    All you have to do is to swich on the power.

    All you have to do is swiching on the power.

    All you have to do is swich on the power.


    Are they all correct?

    Many thanks

    Richard

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    #2

    Re: These three sentences have similar meanings. But are they all correct?

    #2 is incorrect.
    #1 is acceptable.
    #3 is the best.

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    #3

    Re: These three sentences have similar meanings. But are they all correct?

    None is correct because you have misspelt "switch/switching".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: These three sentences have similar meanings. But are they all correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    #3 is the best.
    Why is it correct to use a bare infinitive after a linking verb?

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    #5

    Re: These three sentences have similar meanings. But are they all correct?

    cubezero, please note that a better title would have been To switch/switching/switch.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    #6

    Re: These three sentences have similar meanings. But are they all correct?

    I think the clause that follows "to' is in the imperative mood (an advice).
    There is a song called "All you have to do is dream".
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: These three sentences have similar meanings. But are they all correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Why is it correct to use a bare infinitive after a linking verb?
    Click here to read an in-depth discussion of this topic.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 05-Sep-2015 at 18:55.

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    #8

    Re: These three sentences have similar meanings. But are they all correct?

    The underlined word in the above post is not a hyperlink.

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    Re: These three sentences have similar meanings. But are they all correct?

    For some reason, the hyperlink has attached itself only to the first letter of that word. That's why only the "h" appears in blue.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: These three sentences have similar meanings. But are they all correct?

    Sorry about that. I've fixed it.

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