Grammar Patterns

N to-inf

N to-inf

The noun is followed by a to-infinitive clause.
 Nounto-infinitive clause
anattemptto patch up past differences
herdesireto fit in with society
 scopeto save money
Nouns with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'desire' groupThe 'arrangement' groupThe 'promise' groupThe 'proposal' groupThe 'attempt' groupThe 'ability' groupThe 'permission' groupThe 'request' groupThe 'responsibility' groupThe 'reason' groupThe 'tendency' groupThe 'claim' groupNouns with other meaningsProductive usesOther related patterns

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