What's the diffence between [be verb] VS. [be to verb]? 1-a. All you need to do is say sorry first. 1-b. All you need to do is to say sorry first. 2-a. Their top priority is save life. 2-b. Their top priority is to save life. Sometimes I see sentences like above. But I really don't get what's the difference in nuace with or without 'to'. I find some of the native speakers say not to use 'to' in a certain context (I don't remember well), but how should I tell when to use 'to' or not?
Sep 29, 2019 10:19 AM
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In the first set, both are correct. In the second, we would use "to save lives" OR "saving lives."
September 29, 2019
2a. Their top priority is saving life/ saving lives.
September 29, 2019
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