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We Want You To Succeed - Verb, Object & Infinitive Structure

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We want you to succeed in this quiz “verb, object and infinitive structure.”

Whenever, in English, someone talks to another person about doing something, this same structure comes up. Here's your chance to make quite sure you succeed with verb, object and infinitive structure, every time.

  1. Pick the answer which best completes the gap/s in clear, accurate English.
    'We have received a letter ... ... in next year's Country Fair.'
    'The letter asks us to do something.'
    English does not need to say 'asking/inviting TO us'; there's already a 'to' coming up in the infinitive of the verb that we're being invited to do ... and two 'to's' are too many!
  2. Pick the answer which best completes the gap/s in clear, accurate English.
    'I have told ... ... see the doctor.'
    British English prefers to 'go and see ...' (a bit like 'wait and see').
    Otherwise the shape of this sentence is much the same as the earlier example/s.
  3. Pick the answer which best completes the gap/s in clear, accurate English.
    'I would recommend ... ... his account to a different bank.'
    Still the same overall shape ... we hope you are getting the idea clearly by now!
  4. Pick the answer which best completes the gap/s in clear, accurate English.
    'The security people ordered ... ... the car by the roadside.'
    [ Subject + communicative verb + object + infinitive of action ]
  5. Pick the answer which best completes the gap/s in clear, accurate English.
    'After that experience, they never invited ... ... there again.'
    Again, the same order.
  6. Pick the answer which best completes the gap/s in clear, accurate English.
    'As the evening grew colder, she whispered ... ... the curtains.'
    Nobody can 'whisper a person', so they have to 'whisper to them', and that person is therefore an Indirect Object. (The Direct Object, if given, would be the actual words spoken: 'She whispered three words [Direct Object] to him [Indirect Object] ... '.
    So in this case, there are two 'to's': ' ... to him, to do ... '.
  7. Pick the answer which best completes the gap/s in clear, accurate English.
    'Dear Sir, I am writing ... ... complain about the poor service I recently received from your organisation.'
    ' ... writing [a letter] to you, 'to tell you ... '
    English does not need a 'for' (as in Answer 4) to express purpose; the infinitive with 'to' is fully adequate.
  8. Pick the answer which best completes the gap/s in clear, accurate English.
    'This airline requires ... ... their security documents at the boarding gate.'
    This sentence is still in the same overall shape as all the others.
  9. Pick the answer which best completes the gap/s in clear, accurate English.
    'We are not the kind of parents who expect ... ... at everything they try.'
    It is alternatively possible to say, 'We (do not) expect that they succeed'; but this is a different structure. The one we have been practising does just as good a job, and by now you should be fairly familiar and comfortable with it.
  10. Pick the answer which best completes the gap/s in clear, accurate English.
    'The college has, very sensibly, instructed ... ... at home until the epidemic is over.'
    Let's hope nobody else caught the disease!

Author: Ian Miles

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