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infinitive after adjectives

infinitive after adjectives


                       
  Compare these two sentences :        
                       
  Jim doesn't speak very clearly.      
                       
  A: It is difficult to understand him. [ active ]  
  B: He is difficult to understand. [ passive ]    
  Sentence A and b have the same meaning. But note that  
  we say " He is difficult to understand." [ Not he is difficult  
  to understand him ]            
                       
  Your writing is almost impossible to read.    
  Jill is very interesting to talk to.        
  Do you think this water is safe to drink?    
  This is a very difficult question to answer.    
  I enjoy the soccer game. It was an exciting game to watch.
  Jill is an interesting person to talk to.      
                       
  We use the infinitive after the first / the second / the     
  third, etc and also after the nevt and the last :    
                       
  Who was the first person to reach the South Pole?
  If I have any more news, you 'll be the first to know.
  The next plane to arrive at gate 4 will be  Flight from
  Buenos Aries.              
  Who was the last person  to leave the building last night?
                       
                       
  You can use the infinitive after a number of adjectives:    
                       
  I was sorry to hear that your father is ill.    
  Was Tom surprised to see you when you visited him?
  I was delighted to get your letter last week.    
                       
  Other adjectives you can use in this way include :    
                       
  happy      pleased       silly              amazed    
  kind         sad              relieved       astonished    
                       
  Note the structure It is adjective of someone to infinitive  
                       
  nice           kind         silly              polite      generous  
  stupid        clever      careless       foolish    
                       
                       
  It is nice of you to take me to airport. Thank you very much.
                       
  It was careless of Jack to leave the door unlocked 
  when he went out.              
                       
  It's stupid of him to give up  his job when he needs 
  the money.                
                       
  It was generous of Ann to lend us the money.  
                       
                       
                       
                       
                       
                       
                       

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