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    negation of infinitive

    Is it because there's some innate difference that makes women more likely to gravitate toward school or thrive in school environments and not drop out?

    In the above the sentence,
    i wonder the verb thrive and drop is connected with 'likely to' or just original verb from a causative verb 'make'.
    I undertand the verb gravitate is connected with 'likely to'.
    if the verb drop is connected with 'likely to; i think 'to drop is correct answer.
    because of the grammar point about 'negation' of to- infinitive.


    Thanks in advance!!

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    Re: negation of infinitive

    Quote Originally Posted by ongetz View Post
    Is it because there's some innate difference that makes women more likely to gravitate toward school or thrive in school environments and not drop out?

    In the above the sentence,
    i wonder the verb thrive and drop is connected with 'likely to' or just original verb from a causative verb 'make'.
    I undertand the verb gravitate is connected with 'likely to'.
    if the verb drop is connected with 'likely to; i think 'to drop is correct answer.
    because of the grammar point about 'negation' of to- infinitive.


    Thanks in advance!!
    It means:
    Is it because there's some innate difference that makes women more likely to gravitate toward school or more likely tothrive in school environments and more likely not to drop out?


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    Re: negation of infinitive

    Is it because there's some innate difference that makes women more likely to gravitate toward school or thrive in school environments and not drop out?

    Let's break the sentence down:
    Is it because there's some innate difference that makes women gravitate toward school or thrive in school environments and not drop out?

    then
    Is it because there's some innate difference that makes women gravitate toward school?

    and
    Is it because there's some innate difference that makes women thrive in school environments.

    and
    Is it because there's some innate difference that makes women not drop out of (teaching)?

    Can you see they all relate back to 'some innate difference makes them"?

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