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    Infinitive

    Dear All,

    A) Not to be left behind, Foreigners also celebrated Holi.

    Is the above sentence combination of two sentences i.e. (i+ii)
    i) Foreigners was not left behind. ii) Foreigners celebrated Holi.


    B) Suppose, in place of "Left Behind" there is such a word which is pure adjective not a participle, can we use then "Being" in place of "to be" in A

    Please help

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    Re: Infinitive

    Quote Originally Posted by rajan View Post
    Dear All,

    A) Not to be left behind, Foreigners also celebrated Holi.

    Is the above sentence combination of two sentences i.e. (i+ii)
    i) Foreigners was not left behind. ii) Foreigners celebrated Holi.


    B) Suppose, in place of "Left Behind" there is such a word which is pure adjective not a participle, can we use then "Being" in place of "to be" in A

    Please help

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    It would be better as: 'Not wanting to be left out, foreigners joined in the Holi celebrations.'

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    Re: Infinitive

    Thanks for your response. However, I would like to be explained on the sentences mentioned by me.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It would be better as: 'Not wanting to be left out, foreigners joined in the Holi celebrations.'


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    Re: Infinitive

    Rajan: how much you like the complete over-haul of the sentence or not, the fact remains,
    Not to be left out, Foreigners also celebrated Holi.
    is correct

    Not to be left behind, Foreigners also celebrated Holi. is wrong in this context. Nobody is leaving, travelling, that others are 'left behind'.

    Go from there.

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    Re: Infinitive

    I rewrite my problem correcting my sentences.

    A) Not to be left out, Foreigners also celebrated Holi.

    Is the above sentence combination of two sentences i.e. (i+ii)
    i) Foreigners was not left out. ii) Foreigners celebrated Holi.


    B) Suppose, in place of "Left Out" there is such a word which is pure adjective not a participle, can we use then "Being" in place of "to be" in A





    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    Rajan: how much you like the complete over-haul of the sentence or not, the fact remains,
    Not to be left out, Foreigners also celebrated Holi.
    is correct

    Not to be left behind, Foreigners also celebrated Holi. is wrong in this context. Nobody is leaving, travelling, that others are 'left behind'.

    Go from there.

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