Marina
"to" before verbs Pls, tell me.  in what cases write "to" before verbs. Help me to understand. Thanks in advance :)
May 17, 2018 12:48 AM
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I see this most often when the verb is the direct object. Here are examples:

He loves [to run]. She hopes [to learn]. They plan [to eat].

I want [to read]. Я хочу [читать]. Want is the verb. "To read" is the direct object. I think it is the same in Russian.

I want to read the book. "To read" is the direct object. "The book" is an indirect object.

I want the book. Now, "the book" is the direct object.

I'm not an expert, but I think this is accurate.

May 17, 2018

They are called infinitive. 

For example:

'to love, to eat, to run, to believe, to follow, to laugh, to stare, to wonder.'


to  + base form of the verb

May 17, 2018
If you have more than two actions to express in a sentence, you may use "to" to connect these actions.

For example: I "move" to Melbourne "to study" English.
In case of any problem, message me in private please. 


May 18, 2018
I have this same doubt! I never know whether I should use "I love to watch" or "I love watching" for example
May 17, 2018

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