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    to when there are three verbs

    When there are three verbs in a sentence does the verb become a infinitive or not?

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    Re: to when there are three verbs

    Depend on the verb,
    Ex: i know she hates watching newspaper

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    Re: to when there are three verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    When there are three verbs in a sentence does the verb become a infinitive or not?

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    If there is an infinitive in a sentence, there will always be (at least) one other verb. The infinitive form of a verb does not occur alone in a sentence.
    That's all you can say.
    I to swim. Wrong.
    I like to swim. Right

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    Re: to when there are three verbs

    You can think of it this way: if there are several verbs in a row having the same subject, only the first is conjugated with the pronoun, the rest are in the infinitive, except some cases where we like the gerund instead (same meaning).

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