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440. It is an oversimplified view of cattle raising to say that all one has to do with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves, corral them, and to drive them to market when the time is ripe.
(A) all one has to do with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves, corral them, and to
(B) all one has to do with cattle is to leave them alone to feed themselves, to corral them, and
(C) all one has to do with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves and then corral them and
(D) the only thing that has to be done with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves, corral them, and
(E) the only thing that has to be done with cattle is to leave them alone while they feed themselves, to corral them, and
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28 Nov 2006, 13:04
It's C

leave them and then coral them and drive them
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28 Nov 2006, 13:46
440. It is an oversimplified view of cattle raising to say that all one has to do with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves, corral them, and to drive them to market when the time is ripe.
(A) all one has to do with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves, corral them, and to
(B) all one has to do with cattle is o leave them alone to feed [/color]themselves, to corral them, and

(C) all one has to do with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves and then corral them and
(D) the only thing that has to be done with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves, corral them, and
(E) the only thing that has to be done with cattle is to leave them alone while they feed themselves, to corral them, and[/quote]
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30 Nov 2006, 02:23
Pls help me to explain:
all one has to do is + Subject Complement
Subject Complement cannot be simple verb. It must be Gerund or Infinitive.
All one has to do is TO LEAVE ...

how can it be : all one has to do is LEAVE?
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30 Nov 2006, 09:39
sophia11 wrote:
Pls help me to explain:
all one has to do is + Subject Complement
Subject Complement cannot be simple verb. It must be Gerund or Infinitive.
All one has to do is TO LEAVE ...

how can it be : all one has to do is LEAVE?

I also arrived at option B. But the correct answer is C. I searched on internet and I found the following explanation -

<snip>
Think of this sentence:

All you have to do is study hard and visit TestMagic often.

I will admit that many native speakers would use the infinitive after the be-verb, but it's more common to use the base form.

</snip>

I would like to hear the reasoning from other folks who arived at correct answer.
Lesson learnt   [#permalink] 30 Nov 2006, 09:39
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