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  1. victor_amelkin's Avatar

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    (verb + to-infinitive) or (verb + bare infinitive)

    Hello,

    Is there a general rule that regulates whether it's necessary to use
    the to-infinitive or bare infinitive verb form after another verb?

    For instance,

    I) here we use the to-infinitive

    want to know
    ask to leave
    teach to drive

    II) and here - the bare infinitive

    make smbd. feel tide
    let smbd. go
    dare say the truth

    Thanks in advance,
    Victor

  2. Monticello's Avatar
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    Re: (verb + to-infinitive) or (verb + bare infinitive)

    Quote Originally Posted by victor_amelkin
    II) and here - the bare infinitive
    make sombody feel tired (no final 'e')
    let sombody go
    dare (to) say the truth
    Hi victor_amelkin,

    No, there's no general rule. One just get's to know these by hearing and using them.

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