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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've decided to renamed the project.
    Correction suggestion: rename
  • What is needed to won the ticket?
    Correction suggestion: win
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Overtraining leads to increased sympathetic activity.
  • Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
  • They vary in their shape from round to flattened.
  • The last person I told my idea to thought I was nuts.
  • The students we talked to said that Tom is easy to get along with.
  • And the project he was introduced to was the best.
  • Also, the project they were introduced to was the best.
  • Belladonna leaves as well as other studied leaves contains two distinct phosphatase fractions belonging to types II and III.
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