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    Can sentence format

    Dear Teachers,

    Is there any sentence possible, to form with "...can to"?

    I mean,

    You can to ...
    I can to...
    we can to...

    While searching in google, I have come across this type of sentence.

    "You need to do everything you can to reduce pain". But there is no comma between can and to.

    Could any one explain whether this type is correct?

    With many thanks
    nigil

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    Re: Can sentence format

    Quote Originally Posted by nigilmaadhust View Post
    dear teachers,

    is there any sentence possible, to form with "...can to"?

    I mean,

    you can to ...
    I can to...
    We can to...

    no, you can't make a sentence like that.

    while searching in google, i have come across this type of sentence.

    "you need to do everything you can to reduce pain". But there is no comma between can and to.

    Could any one explain whether this type is correct?

    the sentence you've googled is correct. It uses the phrase "everything you can", meaning everything possible.
    Let me correct your emphasis:
    "you need to do [everything you can] to reduce pain"
    "you need to do [everything possible]to
    reduce pain"



    with many thanks

    nigil
    r.


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    Re: Can sentence format

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    r.

    Thanks for your explanation. I have understood.

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