LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||10/JAN/2006 12:12 PM|
|Assunto:||Question about grammar|
This is what 'our' Jose Roberto wrote on nov.24. last. I think it answers your question.
According to Michael Swan's Practical English Usage, page 261 (YES I'VE GOT ONE FOR MYSELF, PRAISE GOD!!!!!) "Certain verbs are followed by object+infinitive without 'to'. They include let, make, see, hear, watch and notice" So in the sentence: At another window, someone else was watching Jack play. We've got the main verb 'watch' and that would be the reason for 'play' is in base form without 'to' I guess it sounds kind of akward for we are not used to see the verb 'watch' followed by another verb, that's much more common with 'let' and 'make' Jim made me work this weekend. I've got an appointment today, so Jim let me leave ealier. Now, the ideal will always confront the real and if it's not necessary to use this form I think I'd rather use Pat's model. José Roberto
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