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Could anyone please tell me the sequence of object and infinitive verb in sentence as some time infinitive verb comes before object, whereas some time it comes later?

So is there any rule? Or how to decide orders of them?

  1. I want to make it (Infinitive verb comes before object)
  2. The crazed fan even threatened to blow up his house when he asked her to leave. (object comes before Infinitive verb)

Please help me understand the above one.

Thanks, Charmi

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  • Could you please tell me what is incorrect in second one, so alteast i come to know. Regarding order, is there any rule? then please share it. Feb 10, 2015 at 7:42
  • Sorry CopperKettle, there is a correction in second setence. The crazed fan even threatened to blow up his house when he asked her to leave. (object comes before Infinitive verb) Feb 10, 2015 at 8:31
  • Dear CopperKettle, could you please suggest any rule regarding sequence of object and infinitive verb? Feb 11, 2015 at 5:33
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    @CopperKettle, I suggest we clean up all extraneous comments at this point. Feb 11, 2015 at 16:24

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“I want [to make] IT”

IT is an object of to make.

“The fan asked HER [to leave]”

HER is an object of asked, not to leave, so it's in the right spot.

If to leave had an object, it'd be like this:

"The fan asked HER to leave the stadium"

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  • Thank you for clarifying, and as I know "to leave" is an infinitive verb. Right. So is there any possibility in sentence where infinitive verb may work as an object of sentence then I request you to provide an example. If you have any prototype/rules/Structure to frame a sentence then I request you to provide me the one you have as sometime I used to be confused by myself in term of order of infinitive verb and object Feb 12, 2015 at 5:41

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