[Grammar] All that I need is that to study hard.

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Are these sentences correct?

All that I need is that to study hard.
All that I need is a good meal.
All that I need is that I should improve my English.
All that I need to do is play guitar at the moment.
All that I like is going swimming now.
All that I like is to go swimming now.
All that I have to remember is that she is so dangerous.
All that I have difficulty is (in) solving the puzzle.
These two are confusing:
All that I did is describing ALL.
All that I did is to describe or describe ALL.

Is the use of 'that' OK in all of the sentences?
Is it the verb that dictates which form of it (gerund,infinitive, or based form) have to be used?

Thanks.
 
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Are these sentences correct?

All that I need is that to study hard. :cross:
All that I need is a good meal. :tick:
All that I need is that I should improve my English. :cross:
All that I need to do is play guitar at the moment. :tick: (but "All I need to do right now is to play the guitar" would be more natural.)
All that I like is going swimming now. :cross:
All that I like is to go swimming now. :cross:
All that I have to remember is that she is so dangerous. :tick:
All that I have difficulty is (in) solving the puzzle. :cross:
These two are confusing:
All that I did is describing ALL. :cross:
All that I did is to describe [STRIKE]or describe[/STRIKE] ALL. :tick:

Is the use of 'that' OK in all of the sentences?
Is it the verb that dictates which form of it (gerund,infinitive, or based form) have to be used?

See above. I'm afraid I don't know how to answer your last question.
 

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All I need is to study hard.
All I want is to go swimming.
 

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All I need is to study hard.
All I want is to go swimming.
Why are these incorrect?

All that I like is going swimming now. (I like going swimming)
All that I like is to go swimming now. (I like to go swimming)
 

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The only thing I like [doing] now is going swimming.
The only thing I like [to do] now is go swimming.
 

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Why are these incorrect?

All that I like is going swimming now. (I like going swimming)
All that I like is to go swimming now. (I like to go swimming)

They're not natural. If you say The only thing​ instead of "all that", they'll be OK.
 

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The only thing I like [doing] now is going swimming.
The only thing I like [to do] now is go swimming.
So I think the following might be correct:
All that I like to do is going swimming now.
All that I like to do is go/to go swimming now.


I don't know where I have to use 'noun' , where 'gerund', and where 'infinitive ' or 'clause' in the cleft sentences. :(
 
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So I think the following might be correct:

All that I like to do is going swimming now. :cross: If you start with "to do", it should be followed by the bare/full infinitive "[to] go swimming".
All that I like to do is go/to go swimming now. :tick:

You've been shown twice now that it would be better to start with "The only thing ...", not "All".
 

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All I need is to study hard.
All I want is to go swimming.
Could anyone kindly clarify why we can use 'All' with 'need' and 'want' but it is a wrong use with 'like' ?
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nininaz, I think you should learn the use of "would like". Take a look at the link below.
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/verb-patterns/would-like

You can also try the exercise in the following link.
http://speakspeak.com/english-grammar-exercises/elementary/vocabulary-like-would-like
Dear teacher,
I knew what the verb 'like' mean. However, I reviewed the links, but I can't find any relevant information. In fact, what I want to know is why we can use 'All' with want but not with 'like'?

Is it fixed rule? Or it depends on the verb and we , learner, have to just memorize.

All that I like is going swimming now. (WRONG)
All that I like is to go swimming now.(WRONG)

All I need is to study hard. (CORRECT)
All I want is to go swimming.(CORRECT)
 

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Dear teacher,
I knew what the verb 'like' means. However, I reviewed the links, but I can't find any relevant information.
There is a lot of useful information there. "Like" is not the same as "would like."

Have a look at this:
http://www.englishpedia.net/my-grammar/basic/would-you-like/like-verb-would-like-difference.html

In fact, what I want to know is why we can use 'all' with "want" but not with "like".

Is it a fixed rule? Or does it depend on the verb and we, learners, have to just memorize them?
Not at all. There is no such rule. You can, of course, use "all" with "like."
For example,
All he likes to eat is junk food.
All she likes is classical music and opera.
All this plant likes is shade.

All that I like is going swimming now. (WRONG)
All that I like is to go swimming now.(WRONG)

These are not wrong, in my opinion and, in fairness, none of the above posts said they were wrong. It's just that there are more direct ways of saying the same thing.

 
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