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    All you have to do is (to) listen

    Hi,

    Which of these two sentences is correct?

    1. All you have to do is to listen...
    2. All you have to do is listen...


    In uncle Google I found that the former is much more often used while the later much less often, but it's used. Is #2 correct?

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    Re: All you have to do is (to) listen

    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: All you have to do is (to) listen

    #2 sounds much more natural to me.

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    Re: All you have to do is (to) listen

    Sorry, folks. I made a mistake in my post! I wanted to write:

    In uncle Google I found that the latter is much more often used while the former much less often, but it's used. Is #1 correct?

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    Re: All you have to do is (to) listen

    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus View Post
    Sorry, folks. I made a mistake in my post! I wanted to write:
    In uncle Google I found that the latter is much more often used while the former much less often, but it's used. Is #1 correct?
    Your revised question is correctly written.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: All you have to do is (to) listen

    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus View Post
    Is #1 correct?
    It is not wrong according to https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...l=1#post885263
    I am not a teacher.

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