Questions tagged [for-to-complementizers]
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Get the path "to" vs "of" vs "for" a file?
Which phrase would be most correct to use? Or are they all correct, and it just depends on the situation, which to use? In my case it's regarding getting a path from a method in a Java program. A ...
Omitting 'for NP' in 'for NP to VP'
(1) He waited (for her) to be released. Here, the construction for her can be left out without affecting the acceptability, only the semantic subject of be released is now he without for her. Almost ...
Can "the idea" ever idiomatically take an infinitive?
I just ran across this sentence in an Ars Technica article: The idea to use a marble came from a scene in the pilot, in which Holmes uses a marble to determine a building’s floor is slanted. And it ...
omission of semantic subject
Toni Morrison began writing when she was in college, but she did not produce anything good enough to publish for many years. Her troubled marriage, divorce, and life as a single mother made it even ...
Complement of the object?
I'm reading Verbs of Incomplete Prediction in my grammar. It says that certain Transitive verbs take, beside an object, a complement to complete their predication. I have understood almost everything ...
when should "to" be preposition or be part of infinitive? [duplicate]
When "to" is a preposition: I look forward to receiving your letter. When "to" is part of the infinitive: I expect you to come over. My question is, how could I know whether "to" is a preposition or ...
Is 'to resign' an object or subject complement in 'The teacher wishes to resign'?
The teacher (S) wishes (V) to resign It is no doubt that 'to resign' is a complement of something, but is it a complement of the noun The teacher or the verb wishes? Subject complement [analysis 1]:...
Matrix clause or infinitival clause?
What is the function of “the doctor” in the following sentences? Is it a constituent of the matrix clause or of the infinitival clause? I wanted the doctor to examine my daughter. I persuaded the ...
Can we have non-finite clauses with overt subject without "for"?
I read the following in a comment to an answer to another post of mine: "What’s the difference between expect for things to improve and expect things to improve? Is that for part of expect for, or is ...
Are these PPs or non-finite clauses – or something else entirely?
I'm wondering about the construction for [NP] to [VP], as illustrated in the following examples: (1) I waited for you to come here (2) He arranged for me to go there (3) For him to do that took ...
"For + subj. + to" infinitive to indicate purpose
I would like more information about this type of construction. Good examples escape me at the moment, but it would be something along the lines of: These conditions need to be satisfied for this ...
What does this question ask? What is the meaning of "for the law" in this sentence?
The sentence is: "Is it ever justifiable for the law to treat some people as inferior to others?" Can anyone explain the meaning of this question? I am confused about especially the "for the law" ...
What sentences say "for [infinitive]"?
I have the following phrase, or something like it: That's for to learn grammar. I guess it's a common kind of construction, if confusing / malformed. Could I read it as missing an elided e.g. name? ...
How does the word "to" function with an infinitive?
I've gone through all the questions and answers on infinities and although they explain whether or not an infinitive should be marked or bare with certain words, nowhere can I find an explanation as ...
Do "it is time for someone to do something" and "it is time someone did something" mean the same thing? [duplicate]
I know that It is time (understood: for the speaker or for a group of people including the speaker) to do something. and It is time I or we did something. do not mean the same thing: the first is ...
"Important for someone to do" vs. "important that someone does"
As I know, there is no difference in meaning between the following two sentences. It is not important for you to eat good food. It is not important that you eat good food. But I believe ...
"For IE (to) render them"
Which sentence is correct? I just put in the empty elements for IE to render them. I just put in the empty elements for IE render them. The render will be processed by ...