Nouns that can be followed by infinitives

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Many nouns can be followed by an infinitive complement.

An infinitive can be used after a noun, or an indefinite pronoun such as something, anything, to explain the purpose of a particular thing.

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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