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    preposition + to-infinitives ??

    Dear Sir,
    I am very excited to be member of this great site!!!!!!!!!!

    My question;
    Recently, I got a sentence whose Ms Hillary Clinton roared in the beginning of campaign last year, "I am in to win". Basically, I got the meaning of it.

    As I have barely grammatical concepts, I doubt that it looks like a grammatical break.

    The grammatical definition I have : Preposition could not be cooperated with to-infinitive directly and some replacement like a gerund, noun, or pronoun could be used directly after preposition.

    As you can see the sentence, in(preposition)+to win(to-infinitive), does it have grammatical break?

    Please make me understand what Ms Hillary Clinton said correctly.

    Thanks,

    South Korea
    Yong S Shin

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    Re: preposition + to-infinitives ??

    Quote Originally Posted by weavecoree View Post
    Dear Sir,
    I am very excited to be member of this great site!!!!!!!!!!

    My question;
    Recently, I got a sentence whose Ms Hillary Clinton roared in the beginning of campaign last year, "I am in to win". Basically, I got the meaning of it.

    As I have barely grammatical concepts, I doubt that it looks like a grammatical break.

    The grammatical definition I have : Preposition could not be cooperated with to-infinitive directly and some replacement like a gerund, noun, or pronoun could be used directly after preposition.

    As you can see the sentence, in(preposition)+to win(to-infinitive), does it have grammatical break?

    Please make me understand what Ms Hillary Clinton said correctly.

    Thanks,

    South Korea
    Yong S Shin
    I am in IT (the race) IN ORDER TO win.

    Mrs C chose a catchy order of words which, whilst not wholly grammatically correct, is more memorable and 'soundbitey' (!)

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