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ESL forum > Grammar and Linguistics > īto ī as a preposition or infinitive     

īto ī as a preposition or infinitive



Terri Lawson
New Zealand

īto ī as a preposition or infinitive
 
Hi all - I have a student who wants to know about the verb + to + verbing construction. I īve been digging aroung trying to find out about the rules etc and it has opened up a can of worms (for me at least)!!!!!! How do you know when īto ī is an infinitive and when it īs a preposition??? Also when it is a preposition, when does the student know whether to follow it with a noun or verbing??? As a native English speaker I īve not learnt rules like this. Please can I ask the grammarians like Bruce, Moody Moody etc to explain?
 
Many, many thanks!!!!

20 Feb 2014      



mariec
Spain

     Have a look here! http://esl.about.com/od/prepositions_intermediate/a/Preposition-To.htm

21 Feb 2014     



Jayho
Australia

Hi Terri
 
We were in the generation that weren īt taught grammar.
 
 
Cheers
 
Jayho

21 Feb 2014     



dhouha
Tunisia

http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/38964/how-to-use-to-v-ing

21 Feb 2014     



Terri Lawson
New Zealand

Thanks everyone for your advice - it is really appreciated!!!

21 Feb 2014