For structures after adjectives
The structure for + object + infinitive is common after certain adjectives which express wishes and other personal feelings.
Examples are: anxious, eager, delighted, willing, reluctant, vital, necessary, important, common, normal, pointless, unusual, rare, right, wrong etc.
- I am anxious for him to get a good job.
- We are delighted for them to come and stay.
- She is eager for us to see her work.
With preparatory it
For-structures with preparatory it are common with many adjectives expressing possibility, necessity, importance, urgency, frequency and value judgments.
- It is important for the party to be a success.
- It is not necessary for you to wait any longer.
- It is essential for them to earn while they learn.
- I thought it strange for her to be out so late.
- It isn't easy for me to let him go.
- It would be risky for you to attempt it.
- It would be dangerous for them to indulge in such activities.
Sections in this article
Infinitives without to
Infinitive with its own subject
For-structures after adjectives
For-structures after verbs
For-structures: other uses
Infinitive clauses of purpose
Verbs that can be followed by infinitives
Adjectives that can be followed by infinitives
Nouns that can be followed by infinitives