I was thinking about the structure 'adjective+noun+for+noun+infinitive' and was wondering whether the structure itself could be used in two ways.
Consider the following sentences:
a. This is a good ...
I remembered to bring my books and I remember bringing my books. What is the difference between the two?
I have been searching for the difference between the two sentences but to no avail. Can someone ...
Physical activity has the potential to improve the physical and mental health of people, reduce all kinds of chronic diseases causing mortality and improve life expectancy.
Physical activity has the ...
I'm Chinese, my teacher told me don't use the means of code-switching to learn foreign languages, she made an instance for this:
Divided into words by gaps:
我们 不可能 在 很短的 ...
a. I had an outburst of anger when I was talking to John. He was extremely rude. He really made it impossible for me not to have an outburst.
b. I had an outburst of anger when I was talking to John. ...
a. The bridge will require a lot of time and energy to construct.
b. The bridge will require a lot of time and energy to be constructed.
c. The bridge will need a lot of time and energy to construct.
You should learn about how to not to be egoistic.
2 people (both are English native speakers) have corrected my sentence above,
You should learn how not to be egoistical.
You should learn how to not ...
This is the sentence, and I am not sure why 'be' is used here:
The industry understood how important it was historically that smoking be accepted as a public behavior. Early in the twentieth century, ...
This is a quote by Hemingway.
Don't get discouraged because there’s a lot of mechanical work to writing.
Should not the sentence be the following one?
Don't get discouraged because there’s a lot of ...
a. We have an accountant in our company to deal with matters related to insurance.
b. In our company, we have an accountant to deal with matters related to insurance.
c. We have an accountant to deal ...
a. He had a knife in his pocket to defend himself.
b. In his pocket, he had a knife to defend himself.
c. He had a knife to defend himself in his pocket.
Are all of the above sentences grammatically ...
a. We sent enough soldiers to the city to keep it from falling to the enemy.
What is the 'agent' of 'to keep' in (a)?
I think it could either be 'we' or 'soldiers'. If we had 'in order to keep...' it ...
Someone has two dogs, one friendly and the other not so much. When you are describing the dogs, I think you can use this sentence:
One dog seemed to like being pet, while the other seemed to dislike
a. It hurts me remembering those days.
b. It bothers me talking to him.
c. It is good for you eating fruit and vegetables.
d. It is nice sitting here.
Are the above sentences grammatically correct?
I got in a doubt when writing a sentence and I would like your help to understand which one is correct. The sentence is:
1 - It is essential that everyone is aware of the project's aims and purpose.
a. The mess your friends made in your room is yours to clean up.
(Meaning: You have to clean up the mess your friends made in your room.)
b. The dessert is yours to make.
(Meaning: You have to make ...
Object questions are easy, if in the sentence there is just a main verb, showing the whole action. What if there is an infinitive of purpose with an (prepositional) object?
How does one make object ...
Page 632 of Collins English Usage reads
When you are reporting an action that the speaker intends to perform,
you can sometimes use either a 'to'-infinitive or a 'that'-clause.
You do not use a 'to'-...
a. I told my theory to him to test it in the lab.
b. I shared my theory with him to test it in the lab.
The idea is that I wanted him to test it in the lab.
I told my theory to him/shared my theory ...
I was happy ________ the appointment.
A. to accept
B. to be accepting
C. to have accepted
The given answer is to accept
Whether an infinitive should follow the adjective happy?
Why are ...