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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:
  • He tried to laughs.
    Correction suggestion: laugh
  • You’ll need to pieces.
    Correction suggestion: piece
  • Those who want to continues developing under emacs or sublime...
    Correction suggestion: continue
  • But, to start with, you need to provides us with more information.
    Correction suggestion: provide
  • Also, I’d like to highlights 2 things:
    Correction suggestion: highlight
  • I want to grades 9-10 of these sentences.
    Correction suggestion: grade
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • He tried to laugh.
  • ... so users don’t need to agree to terms and conditions.
  • ... device in a laptop form factor offered to schools in 1997 as an inexpensive ($799 US, original...
  • ... and what happened to Bills at the convention.
  • ... is like what happened to Divines: several troops were ...
  • Can you confirm this only happens to reports when referenced in a book?
  • Until we agree to rules we cannot give up the tools...
  • They sent claims to doctors that even made us stunned.
  • They wanted to know what happens to dreams that are not remembered anymore.
  • This is similar to what happens to books: they become mouldy.
  • He agrees to services, terms and conditions
  • He agrees to services, terms and conditions.
  • He was mean to kids.
  • It was offered to grades 9-10.
  • 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 [2]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-06-14 22:33:10 +0200)