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RE: please make line-move-visual nil

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: please make line-move-visual nil
Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 07:14:39 -0700

> One not too rarely encountered (and to me fairly acceptable)
> avoid+infinitive construction is when `avoid' is passivized with an
> expletive subject: "It should be avoided to ...".

In what country is "avoid to" not too rarely encountered? ;-)

One hears that kind of thing in continental Europe, from non-native English
speakers. I always thought of it as a kind of faux ami: a direct

The same thing happens with other verbs, besides "avoid". It's sometimes
difficult for those for whom English is a second or third language to keep track
of when the infinitive is called for.

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