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is bring ?

Postby pdh0224 » Thu Oct 14, 2004 8:34 pm

Dear teacher,

Justice Antonin Scalia countered: "If all this is so clear, why can't the legislature take it into account? All you have to do is bring these facts to the attention of the legislature."

Q : The bold sentence is odd to me. I think "All you have to do is to bring these" or "All you have to do is bringing these..." is right sentence. What do you think?

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Postby Alan » Fri Oct 15, 2004 3:32 am

It's actually quite natural to use an infinitive without 'to' in this type of construction. 'Bringing' is not possible here.

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