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  1. guoguohu's Avatar
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    #1

    why to do?

    I am not sure if this sentence is grammatically right.

    "He doesn't know why to do such a stupid thing."

    Can I use "why to do" here?

    Thanks in advance for answering my question?

    M

  2. Casiopea's Avatar

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    #2

    Re: why to do?

    In my dialect of English, North American, this example sentence is grammatically incorrect:
    Ex: He doesn't know why to do such a stupid thing.
    Here's my suggested correction:
    Ex: He doesn't know how he could have done such a stupid thing.
    Does that help?

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    Re: why to do?

    Casiopea, thanks.

    Thanks for your speedy response. I see your point, but have you ever heard of or come across a sentence consisting of 'why to do' in your dialect?

    M

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    Re: why to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by guoguohu View Post
    Casiopea, thanks.

    Thanks for your speedy response. I see your point, but have you ever heard of or come across a sentence consisting of 'why to do' in your dialect?

    M
    No, I haven't, guoguohu.

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