to-infinitive

Status
Not open for further replies.
S

sunan98

Guest
Hi Good morning to all,

They are my long-haunting questions. I hope today someone could answer them to reliese me from my puzzle.

Everyone knows that To-infinitive can be used as a noun.
So is it all right to put a possessive adjective in front of it? just like:

1. When Hillary tried to climb Everest, the goal was his to achieve.

It seems a bit strange to me, because it does not appear very often in many English textbooks. Is this pattern(a possessive adjective + a to-infinitive as object)
valid in terms of Grammar?

Have you seen them before in any articles?
 

Tdol

Editor, UsingEnglish.com
Staff member
Joined
Nov 13, 2002
Member Type
English Teacher
Native Language
British English
Home Country
UK
Current Location
Japan
It's fine- the goal was his.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top