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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 bought.
    Correction suggestion: buy
  • Tom was the only one who seemed to noticed.
    Correction suggestion: notice
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Arabic is written from right to left.
  • They sit down next to Drew.
  • The person he was introduced to was Lennie
  • We really want to switch to hosted connections
  • Desire is understood to be prior to thought.
  • Please change it from doing to done here
  • Reservation status has changed to REFUSED.
  • Belladonna leaves as well as other studied leaves contains two distinct phosphatase fractions belonging to types II and III.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: TO_NON_BASE [6]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-06-18 22:33:08 +0200)