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hirashin

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Dear native English speakers,

Would you please check my sentences with the infinitive?

1) I went to Tokyo to see the soccer game yesterday.

2) To play soccer is fun.

3) Tadashi likes to swim in this river.

4a) I have a lot of books to read this month.
4b) I have plenty of books to read this month.
4c) I have many books to read this month.

5) We came here to help you.

6) To speak English is very difficult.

7) Do you have anything to eat?

8a) I went to the library to study English.
8b) I went to the library to learn English.

9) They came to the gym to play basketball.

10a) To write Japanese is very difficult.
10b) To write Japanese is very hard.

11a) We have a lot of water to drink.
11b) We have plenty of water to drink.
11c) We have much water to drink.

12a) He has a lot of work to do now.
12b) He has plenty of work to do now.
12c) He has much work to do now.

13) I like to play soccer with them.

14) Do you want to play soccer with us?

15a) I have a lot of things to do this month.
15b) I have plenty of things to do this month.
15c) I have many things to do this month.

16a) Do you like to play the guitar?
16b) Do you like to play guitar?

Thanks in advance.

Hirashin
 
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The only thing that I can see is it doesn't really seem natural to start a sentence with it. In your sentences 2, 6, 10a and 10b I would use an ing verb instead of the to infinitive. Playing soccer is fun. Speaking English is very difficult. Writing Japanese is very difficult. Writing Japanese is very hard. 11c and 12c seem an odd way to say it to me. I don't think it is incorrect I just don't think it would be common to hear it that way.
 

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Hirashin,

You made small typo in 4b) I have planty of books to read this month.
I know that was a typo, just because You did other without such.

🙂

11a) We have a lot of water to drink.
11b) We have plenty of water to drink.
11c) We have much water to drink.

These are good, but, while 11a) and 11b) sounds like we do have enough water, the 11c) sounds like we should drink more water for some reason :LOL:
 

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Thanks for the help, OoMaster and ewww。

OoMaster, how about these?
17) My dream is to participate in the Olympics.
18) My dream is to become a singer.
19) Did you go there to play the guitar?

Hirashin
 

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Thanks, OoTmaster. And I'm sorry. I wrote your name in a wrong way.

Hirashin
 
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