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Hello !when we put ”to” in front of a verb ? thanks
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AussieInBg profile picture AussieInBg3 weeks ago

The short answer - in most cases when we use the infinitive of the verb and do not use a modal or auxiliary verb.

There are some exceptions, however, such as verb patterns like ”to make sb do sth” or ”to let sb do sth”.

debbie_goo profile picture debbie_goo4 days ago
When do we put in front of a verb?
  • teesses profile picture teesses6 days ago
    thank you Sucher . It’s okay It helps me a lot .
    Have a good day
  • AussieInBg profile picture AussieInBg6 days ago
    These are examples of using the infinitive of the verb without a modal verb like ”might”, ”should”, ”could” and so on.

    Quite a few verbs use the infinitive without ”to”, such as the examples I’d given in my answer and other patterns like ”to see sb do sth”, ”to watch sb do sth” and so on.

    There are even examples which vary depending on usage, e.g.

    ”to help sb to do sth” - generally used formally and more common in British English

    ”to help sb do sth” - less formally used and more common in American English.

    ”get to” is ”to” after the verb and not before the verb. The question was about ”to” in front of the verb (i.e. before the verb).

    ”I get to home at five o’clock.” is completely wrong here. The correct form is ”I get home at five o’clock.”.