I am learning how to write complex sentences. (I am writing an email to a friend who can not stop laughing for some reason)

There are no reasons for you to keep laughing or to suspect that I did that funny things on purpose.

Shall I omit the second preposition, to in the above sentence?
If yes, what is this kind of grammar called?

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    Either one is fine. Repeating "to" is a little more "correct"/formal, hence less suitable for an email between friends (but still wouldn't be a problem anyway). P.S. I'd say "There's no reason" here; "There are no reasons" sounds like you might have expected multiple reasons to be required for laughing. Jun 16 '17 at 15:39

You could omit it, but I find it more natural with the second "to". I think this is because, given the complexity of the sentence it makes it clearer what the suspect pairs with.

Incidentally, you have a stray "s" on the end of "that funny thing". And idiomatically, "There is no reason" is much more natural than "There are no reasons".


I would leave the second to in, since the two verb forms "keep laughing" and "suspect" are different. However,

There are no reasons for you to laugh or suspect that I did that funny thing (those funny things) on purpose.

would be fine.

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