Nouns That Can Be Followed By Infinitives
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Many nouns can be followed by an infinitive complement.
- That was a sight to see.
- You have every reason to be happy.
An infinitive can be used after a noun, or an indefinite pronoun such as something, anything, to explain the purpose of a particular thing.
- We need fire to cook food.
- That is something to remember.
- I would like something to eat.
- I need some books to read.
- We are looking for a place to live in.
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
Exclamations: common errors
Common mistakes with pronouns - Part 2
Common errors with adjectives - part 1
Common errors with adjectives - part 2