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For+object+to-infinitive

We use the structure For+object+to-infinitive after certain adjectives and nouns, but the same meaning can be expressed by a that-clause and the subjunctive or the verb should + infinitive. Example:

a- It is vital that you keep the secret

b- It is vital that you should keep the secret.                         

c- It is vital for you to keep the secret.


These sentences have all the same meaning, but a and b are much more formal in style than c.

Exercises:

1 Rewrite the following sentences without changing the meaning:

  1. It's necessary that he meet as many local people as possible. It's necessary as many local people as possible.
  2. It's important that you have your car checked by a mechanic. It's important by a mechanic.
  3. It is essential that we have a first-aid kit in the car. It's essential a first-aid kit in the car.
  4. His idea is that we should travel in two different cars. His idea is in two different cars.
  5. It is usual that students leave everything for the day before the exam. It is usual everything for the day before the exam.
  6. It is desirable that you make your application as early as possible. It is desirable your application as early as possible.
  7. It is vital that the documents arrive by tomorrow. It is vital by tomorrow.
  8. It is unusual that people should call after ten. It is unusual after ten.
2 Rewrite the following sentences without changing the meaning:

  1. It is desirable for players to understand the rules before starting the game. It is desirable the rules before starting the game.
  2. It' important for you to be on time for the exam. It's important on time for the exam.
  3. It's vital for young people to have a lot of friends. It's vital a lot of friends.
  4. It is imperative for me to speak to you as soon as possible. It is imperative to you as soon as possible.
  5. It is vital for the team to get a new trainer if they want to win. It is vital a new trainer if they want to win.
  6. It is really important for him to pass all his exams. It is really important all his exams.
  7. It is essential for us to speak English if we want to work in tourism. It is essential English if we want to work in tourism.
  8. The plan is for him to meet us at the restaurant. The plan is us at the restaurant.

 

       

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