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Rule "'to' + non-base form"

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Description: 'to' + non-base form
Message: The verb after "to" should be in the base form as part of the to-infinitive. A verb can take many forms, but the base form is always used in the to-infinitive.
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • I was surprised to learns this.
    Correction suggestion: learn
  • He tried not to laughs.
    Correction suggestion: laugh
  • What would it have to says?
    Correction suggestion: say
  • Sami has to has his own apartment.
    Correction suggestion: have
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • I was surprised to learn this.
  • Morocco's disputed claim to portions of western Algeria
  • He spoke to chosen people.
  • You are to report at 5am.
  • It is important to make this explicit.
  • I've been trying to call you.
  • She wants you to go.
  • He has been wanting very much to meet you.
  • We are very close to Fuels Cotton Valley delivery point and the Valero delivery point.
  • What happens to babies who are born at sea?
  • The guy who we spoke to seems fair.
  • Whichever college he wants to go to is fine with me.
  • You must confirm not to Bill but to Joe.
  • We have all types of products from books to zips.
  • ... for cities and counties are also added to purchases.
  • More than 7,500 were jailed or deported to places like New Caledonia.
  • ... status in the colonial system, gave rise to demands for greater political autonomy, and eventual...
  • Such scripts are to tone what abjads are to vowels.
  • ...review the talk page before making changes to lines to see if there is a previous established...
  • Rabbits are related to beavers and squirrels.
  • The user you to want to send this message to does not exist.
  • The user that you to want to send this message to does (I think) not really exist.
  • The users that the technician wants to send these messages to does not exist.
  • Marketing to Kids Gets More Savvy with New Technologies.
  • If you don't like the font you can change it back to Times New Roman.
  • Apply To Labels
  • It was offered to grades 9-10.
  • Who we relate to makes a difference in how we develop and mature.
  • Who Bill relates to makes no difference to me.
  • It was moved to Drafts folder.
  • It was submitted to Seasons Hospice.
  • It was submitted to Season Hospice.
  • The success of CBSN led CBS to launch CBS Sports HQ, a similar service devoted to sports news.
  • Riders 2, 3 and 4 and your changes to pages 2 and 9 of the ISDA Schedule are okay.
  • NOT LIMITED TO CONDITIONS SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO THE PRESENCE, RELEASE OR DISPOSAL OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES.
  • The rule limiting subpoenas to California "residents" (C.C.P. 1989) does not apply to subpoenas duchess mecum served on custodians of records unless their personal attendance is required.
  • Belladonna leaves as well as other studied leaves contains two distinct phosphatase fractions belonging to types II and III.
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ID: TO_NON_BASE [1]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-06-14 22:33:10 +0200)