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Unread postby carlmgeorge » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:50 am

Can someone please explain the grammar in the following two sentences:

I arranged for her to have violin lessons.
There were a lot of people waiting outside.

Thanks.
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Re: Infinitive

Unread postby superman » Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:04 am

For the first sentence, it makes more sense if you say I made arrangements for her to have violin lessons or i drew/made a schedule for her violin lessons.
In the second sentence, there is no grammatical correct. you can also rewrite it as " there were a lot of people that were waiting outside. But your sentence is better because it is shorter and more concise.
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Re: Infinitive

Unread postby superman » Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:06 am

For the second sentence, it is best to say " A lot of people were waiting outside".
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