Questions tagged [infinitive-constructions]

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What is the trail of logic in the sentence

Consider the sentence You don't need to patronize me. To patronize is an infinitive. But I can't understand why use of me is right. Is it the object of the infinitive or of the need verb? Can an ...
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Bare infinitive with exceptions

Reading the sentence: "We were still talking about what we should do when we heard the children shouting". in the above sentence, why don't we write "heard the children shout", as the verb 'hear' ...
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passive form of construction with cause, result in,

I am trying to find out the right passive construction of some expressions like: to cause somebody/something to do something to result in somebody/something to doing something For instance: "The ...
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'Leader to give speech': Is this an infinitive phrase, and if not, what is it?

Thinking about sentence formation in the case of the infinitive, this question seems to arise: In a phrase like 'X to do Y', is the phrase an infinitive, or is there some other grammatical ...