Infinitives joined by and, but, except, or, than

Infinitives joined by and, but, except, or, than
Инфинитивы, соединенные союзами and, but, except, or, than
1) Инфинитивы могут соединяться с помощью союзов and, but, except, or, than. В этом случае перед вторым инфинитивом частица to часто опускается.

Which would you prefer: to spend some time with me or (to) read a book? — Что бы ты предпочел, провести время со мной или прочесть книгу?

2) Сложные формы инфинитивов (а именно, Continuous infinitive, Perfect infinitive и т.д., см. Infinitive) комбинируются следующим образом:

I'd like to be sitting in an arm-chair and (to) (be) looking into the fire — Мне бы сейчас хотелось сидеть в кресле и смотреть на огонь.

I'd like to have been offered the job and (to have) (been) given the opportunity to prove myself — Я бы хотел, чтобы мне предложили работу, и я бы получил возможность проявить себя.

3) Если два инфинитива разъединяет только союз, то частица to перед вторым инфинитивом, как правило, опускается.

I'd like to come and talk to you — Я бы хотел прийти и поговорить с тобой.


English-Russian grammar dictionary. 2014.

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