For structures after infinitives

Posted by Manjusha. Filed in English Grammar

For-structures can be used after nouns which express wishes and other personal feelings. Examples are: time, a good/bad idea, plan, aim, need, request, mistake, shame etc.

After something, anything, nothing etc.

Something, anything, nothing, and similar words are often followed by for + object + infinitive.

After too and enough

A for-structure is often used after too and enough.

For-structure as subject or object

The for-structure can be the subject of a clause.

However, it is more common for a structure with preparatory it to be used.

Sections in this article

Infinitives
Infinitives: forms
Infinitives without to
To-infinitives
Infinitive with its own subject
For-structures after adjectives
For-structures after verbs
For-structures: other uses
Infinitive clauses of purpose
Verbs that can be followed by infinitives
Adjectives that can be followed by infinitives
Nouns that can be followed by infinitives