INFINITIVES: For...To...

1. Infinitive with Its Own Subject
In English, when an infinitive requires its own subject, "for + noun/pronoun + infinitive" structure is commonly used.

Examples:
Joe will be glad to take you around.
Joe will be glad for me to take you around.

My plan was to buy a house.
My plan was for us to buy a house.

To punish Sally would be too much.
For us to punish Sally would be too much.

2. Use
When talking about possibility, necessity, or frequency, or when expressing suggestions, wishes, or future plans, or when showing personal reactions to situations, this structure is commonly used. The infinitive usually follows after nouns, verbs, adjectives or functions as the subject of a clause with similar meaning to that-clause.

Examples:
It's important for everyone to be here.
It's important that everyone should be here.

3. After Adjectives
For + object + infinitive structure is used after adjectives that expresses wishes or other emotions that has significance for future events (e.g. anxious, eager, delighted, reluctant, willing).

Examples:
She's reluctant to take the job.
I'm willing to drive you tomorrow.
Granpa will be delighted to see you.

4. It's impossible for...to...
The structure (...) it (...) +adjective + for + object + infinitive are commonly used with adjectives which expresses possibility, necessity, important, urgency, frequency, and value judgments.

Examples:
It's impossible for us to get there on time.
Would it be OK for you to come by tomorrow?
It's completely unnecessary for Jared to work so late at night.

5. After Nouns
After nouns, it's also possible to apply the same structure with similar meanings to the adjectives above (e.g. time. a good/bad idea, plan, aim, need, request, mistake, shame).

Examples:
It's time for you to live on your own.
His aim is for him to secure a position abroad.
It's a bad idea for us to go camping in this weather.

6. Something For Me To Do
The structure often follows words such as something, anything, and nothing.

Examples:
There's nothing for us to cook.
Have you got something for me to scan?
I must find somewhere for me to park the car.

7. After Verbs
It's possible to use the for-structures with verbs which are often followed by "for" (e.g. ask, hope, wait, look, arrange, pay).

Examples:
I can't wait for me to graduate high school.
I've arranged for you to be seated next to Aldren.
Mr. Lambert asked for additional units to be delivered tomorrow.

8. After Too And Enough
After too and enough, the structure is also used.

Examples:
This workload is too much for me to handle myself.
It's not spicy enough for it to pass as a Mexican dish.
There are too many kids for the teacher to look after.

9. As Subject
The for-structure can also function as the subject of a clause.

Examples:
For her to get a license would be great.
For us to be rejected would be devastating.
For you to fly by yourself would be impossible.

10. For There To Be
There is (there to be) can be used after for.

Examples:
It's important for there to be a pedestrian lane near the school.
I'm anxious for there to be plenty of complaints from the customers.

11. That-Clauses
When expressing wishes, recommendations, suggestions, and future plans, it's possible to use that-clause with should or subjunctive instead of for-structure.

Examples:
I'm anxious that the election should be a success.
It's important that there should be order in our community.
My plan is that we should book a traveling agency for our trip.
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