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    #1

    Exclamation All that I need is that to study hard.

    Are these sentences correct?

    All that I need is that to study hard.
    All that I need is a good meal.
    All that I need is that I should improve my English.
    All that I need to do is play guitar at the moment.
    All that I like is going swimming now.
    All that I like is to go swimming now.
    All that I have to remember is that she is so dangerous.
    All that I have difficulty is (in) solving the puzzle.
    These two are confusing:
    All that I did is describing ALL.
    All that I did is to describe or describe ALL.

    Is the use of 'that' OK in all of the sentences?
    Is it the verb that dictates which form of it (gerund,infinitive, or based form) have to be used?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by nininaz; 01-Mar-2017 at 14:54.

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    #2

    Re: All that I need is that to study hard.

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    Are these sentences correct?

    All that I need is that to study hard.
    All that I need is a good meal.
    All that I need is that I should improve my English.
    All that I need to do is play guitar at the moment. (but "All I need to do right now is to play the guitar" would be more natural.)
    All that I like is going swimming now.
    All that I like is to go swimming now.
    All that I have to remember is that she is so dangerous.
    All that I have difficulty is (in) solving the puzzle.
    These two are confusing:
    All that I did is describing ALL.
    All that I did is to describe or describe ALL.

    Is the use of 'that' OK in all of the sentences?
    Is it the verb that dictates which form of it (gerund,infinitive, or based form) have to be used?
    See above. I'm afraid I don't know how to answer your last question.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: All that I need is that to study hard.

    All I need is to study hard.
    All I want is to go swimming.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: All that I need is that to study hard.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    All I need is to study hard.
    All I want is to go swimming.
    Why are these incorrect?

    All that I like is going swimming now. (I like going swimming)
    All that I like is to go swimming now. (I like to go swimming)

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    Re: All that I need is that to study hard.

    The only thing I like [doing] now is going swimming.
    The only thing I like [to do] now is go swimming.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: All that I need is that to study hard.

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    Why are these incorrect?

    All that I like is going swimming now. (I like going swimming)
    All that I like is to go swimming now. (I like to go swimming)
    They're not natural. If you say The only thing​ instead of "all that", they'll be OK.
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    Re: All that I need is that to study hard.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The only thing I like [doing] now is going swimming.
    The only thing I like [to do] now is go swimming.
    So I think the following might be correct:
    All that I like to do is going swimming now.
    All that I like to do is go/to go swimming now.


    I don't know where I have to use 'noun' , where 'gerund', and where 'infinitive ' or 'clause' in the cleft sentences. :(
    Last edited by nininaz; 01-Mar-2017 at 20:36.

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    Re: All that I need is that to study hard.

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    So I think the following might be correct:

    All that I like to do is going swimming now. If you start with "to do", it should be followed by the bare/full infinitive "[to] go swimming".
    All that I like to do is go/to go swimming now.
    You've been shown twice now that it would be better to start with "The only thing ...", not "All".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: All that I need is that to study hard.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    All I need is to study hard.
    All I want is to go swimming.
    Could anyone kindly clarify why we can use 'All' with 'need' and 'want' but it is a wrong use with 'like' ?
    Thanks.

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    #10

    Re: All that I need is that to study hard.

    nininaz, I think you should learn the use of "would like". Take a look at the link below.
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/gram...rns/would-like

    You can also try the exercise in the following link.
    http://speakspeak.com/english-gramma...ike-would-like

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