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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      


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

21 Feb 2014     


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

21 Feb 2014     



21 Feb 2014     

Terri Lawson
New Zealand

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

21 Feb 2014