RE: grammar advice: infinitive in US English

Subject: RE: grammar advice: infinitive in US English
From: Elisabeth Zakes <ezakes -at- PlanView -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 07:03:08 -0500

The phrase contains two verbs: enable and subscribe. Therefore, use both
infinitives: "To enable people to subscribe..." Try rewording it to see how
it works: "For people to subscribe..."

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Elisabeth B. Zakes
Austin, TX

> Hi all -
> My question is about the following sentence and whether or not it's
> in US English:
> 'To enable people subscribe to your company's mailing list...'
> Or, should it read 'To enable people to subscribe...'

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