[Grammar] All I had to do was use / to use beef and anchovies instead of chicken.

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wotcha

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1. All I had to do was to use beef and anchovies instead of chicken.

2. All I did was use use beef and anchovies instead of chicken.

3. All I had to do was use beef and anchovies instead of chicken.


1 and 2 are correct and I wonder whether 'to' can be omitted like sentence 2.
 
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"All I had did" is not correct.

PS: Why would you use anchovies on anything? ;-)
 

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1 and 3 are correct. You can either use to or omit it.

2 is not correct, as Charlie said.

;)
 

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Welcome to the forum, Elanguest. :hi:

You'll find a few familiar faces here.
 

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"All I had did" is not correct.

PS: Why would you use anchovies on anything? ;-)


Sorry;; I corrected it :oops:

P.S.: To make traditional Korean dishes we sometimes add anchovies.
 

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2 is OK now.
 
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