Grammar Patterns

N to-inf

v-link N to-inf

The noun is preceded by a link verb (usually be) and is followed by a to-infinitive. There may be a determiner before the noun, depending on what it is.The understood Subject of the to-infinitive is different from the Subject of the link verb.
 link verb Nounto-infinitive
Itisadelightto drive.
Hewas hellto live with.
Nouns with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'pleasure' groupThe 'bitch' group

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