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Offline navi

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for us to
« on: September 13, 2013, 12:02:03 am »
Which are correct:

1-There is too much important work to do for us to waste time on such trivial matters.

2-There is too much important work for us to waste time on such trivial matters.

3-There is too much important work to do to waste time on such trivial matters.

4-There is too much important work for us to do to waste time on such trivial matters.

Gratefully,
Navi.

Offline Britta

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Re: for us to
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2013, 10:41:18 am »
All sentences pass the grammer test but none of them is likely to be heard by a native speaker. They're all too complicated for practical purposes and you wouldn't normally start such a personal statement with "there is".
 
We have too much important work (to do) to waste time on such trivial matters.
If it's not used by a native speaker it's not idiomatic. And idiom trumps grammar every time. Jack Wilkerson†