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We can use a full infinitive or a gerund as a complement of the 'be'-verb. For example,

"TheThe first thing I do in the morning is to check my mobile phone."

"TheThe first thing I do in the morning is checking my mobile phone"phone.

But I've seen the bare infinitive used in such construction with no real difference:

"TheThe first thing I do in the morning is check my mobile phone"phone.

Thus, bare infinitive is used when the finite element of the first verb is a form of "do" : Using bare infinitive after 'does'.

Now, my question is whether it's a case of elision, such as "The first thing I do in the morning is [that I] check my mobile phone." Or ,or is there any other grammatical explanation?

We can use a full infinitive or a gerund as a complement of the 'be'-verb. For example,

"The first thing I do in the morning is to check my mobile phone."

"The first thing I do in the morning is checking my mobile phone"

But I've seen the bare infinitive used in such construction with no real difference:

"The first thing I do in the morning is check my mobile phone"

Thus, bare infinitive is used when the finite element of the first verb is a form of "do" : Using bare infinitive after 'does'.

Now, my question is whether it's a case of elision, such as "The first thing I do in the morning is [that I] check my mobile phone." Or , is there any other grammatical explanation?

We can use a full infinitive or a gerund as a complement of the 'be'-verb. For example,

The first thing I do in the morning is to check my mobile phone.

The first thing I do in the morning is checking my mobile phone.

But I've seen the bare infinitive used in such construction with no real difference:

The first thing I do in the morning is check my mobile phone.

Thus, bare infinitive is used when the finite element of the first verb is a form of "do" : Using bare infinitive after 'does'.

Now, my question is whether it's a case of elision, such as "The first thing I do in the morning is [that I] check my mobile phone." or is there any other grammatical explanation?

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We can use a full infinitive or a gerund as a complement of the 'be'-verb. For example,

"The first thing I do in the morning is to check my mobile phone."

"The first thing I do in the morning is checking my mobile phone"

But I've seen the bare infinitive used in such construction with no real difference:

"The first thing I do in the morning is check my mobile phone"

Thus, bare infinitive is used after the verb 'do' when the finite element of the first verb is a form of "do" : Using bare infinitive after 'does'.

Now, my question is whether it's a case of elision, such as "The first thing I do in the morning is [that I] check my mobile phone." Or , is there any other grammatical rule?

How "is + verb" possible in this sentence? Is it a case of elision explanation?

We can use a full infinitive or a gerund as a complement of the 'be'-verb. For example,

"The first thing I do in the morning is to check my mobile phone."

"The first thing I do in the morning is checking my mobile phone"

But I've seen the bare infinitive used in such construction with no real difference:

"The first thing I do in the morning is check my mobile phone"

Thus, bare infinitive is used after the verb 'do' : Using bare infinitive after 'does'.

Now, my question is whether it's a case of elision, such as "The first thing I do in the morning is [that I] check my mobile phone." Or , is there any other grammatical rule?

How "is + verb" possible in this sentence? Is it a case of elision ?

We can use a full infinitive or a gerund as a complement of the 'be'-verb. For example,

"The first thing I do in the morning is to check my mobile phone."

"The first thing I do in the morning is checking my mobile phone"

But I've seen the bare infinitive used in such construction with no real difference:

"The first thing I do in the morning is check my mobile phone"

Thus, bare infinitive is used when the finite element of the first verb is a form of "do" : Using bare infinitive after 'does'.

Now, my question is whether it's a case of elision, such as "The first thing I do in the morning is [that I] check my mobile phone." Or , is there any other grammatical explanation?

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We can use a full infinitive or a gerund as a complement of the 'be'-verb. For example,

"The first thing I do in the morning is to check my mobile phone."

"The first thing I do in the morning is checking my mobile phone"

But I've seen the bare infinitive used in such construction with no real difference:

"The first thing I do in the morning is check my mobile phone"

Thus, bare infinitive is used after the verb 'do' : Using bare infinitive after 'does'.

Now, my question is whether it's a case of elision, such as "The first thing I do in the morning is [that I] check my mobile phone." Or , is there any other grammatical rule?

How "is + verb" possible in this sentence? Is it a case of elision ?

We can use a full infinitive or a gerund as a complement of the 'be'-verb. For example,

"The first thing I do in the morning is to check my mobile phone."

"The first thing I do in the morning is checking my mobile phone"

But I've seen the bare infinitive used in such construction with no real difference:

"The first thing I do in the morning is check my mobile phone"

How "is + verb" possible in this sentence? Is it a case of elision ?

We can use a full infinitive or a gerund as a complement of the 'be'-verb. For example,

"The first thing I do in the morning is to check my mobile phone."

"The first thing I do in the morning is checking my mobile phone"

But I've seen the bare infinitive used in such construction with no real difference:

"The first thing I do in the morning is check my mobile phone"

Thus, bare infinitive is used after the verb 'do' : Using bare infinitive after 'does'.

Now, my question is whether it's a case of elision, such as "The first thing I do in the morning is [that I] check my mobile phone." Or , is there any other grammatical rule?

How "is + verb" possible in this sentence? Is it a case of elision ?

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