[Grammar] When NOT To Use “To” In English?

Hello guys! How’s your day? It’s time to learn some English grammar! First, the answer to the last episode is:

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The particle ‘to’ in English is quite peculiar, and we need to know when to use it and when to skip it. In this episode, let’s learn some common mistakes in using “to”!

Notes:

1. No “to” after modal verbs

Modal verbs include can, must, may, might, will, would and should.

Examples:

Can you to help me?

Why shouldn’t I to smoke if I want to?

2. No “to” after make and let. However, some verbs are dubious, for example, you can use “to” after “help”, or just skip it.

Examples:

Can you help me (to) do the dishes?

Let me to clean things out.

3. No “to” before adverbs of location.

Adverbs of location include abroad, underground, downtown, uptown, here, there, anywhere…

Although “home” is a noun, we don’t say go to home. 

Examples:

I wanna go home.

I have to go downtown later.

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Very simple? Let’s do some exercise!

Practice

True Or False

1. I would be amazed if I got the job. (  )
2. His proposal of marriage made her to cry. (  )
3. Do you want to go outside with me? (  )

Leave your answers below and don’t forget to check them in the next episode!

See you!

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