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    to do vs to have done

    Hello, teachers.

    My grammar book says that when infinitives are used as modifiers, they normally express an action after predicates.

    He has a lot of books to read.(first have books, then read)

    But what about these two sentences:

    He has honor to work in a five-star hotel.

    He has honor to have worked in a five-star hotel.

    Must I say:

    He has honor to have fought with enemies.

    He has honor to fight with enemies.(this one works?)

    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: to do vs to have done

    Quote Originally Posted by MOYEEA LEE View Post
    He has honor
    That's unnatural; don't use it.

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    Re: to do vs to have done

    I found the usage 'have the honour of something/of doing something' at http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...our_1?q=honour
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: to do vs to have done

    He has the honour of working in a five-star hotel.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: to do vs to have done

    Quote Originally Posted by MOYEEA LEE View Post
    He has honor to have worked in a five-star hotel.
    I would say 'He had the honour of working' if he worked there previously.
    I am not a teacher.

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