Determiners and quantifiers are words we use in front of nouns. We use determiners to identify things (this book, my sister) and we use quantifiers to say how much or how many (a few people, a lot of problems).

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hello sir
which of the following sentence is correct?

1) We have never had any dispute with them.
or
2) We never had any dispute with them.

Hello Mohd Zaffar,

Both sentences are grammatically correct. Which one you need will depend upon the context and what you are trying to say.

The first sentence describes an ongoing situation. It tells us that you still know 'them' and up to the present time have not had any disputes.

The second sentence describes finished time. It tells us that when you knew 'them' there were no disputes, but we understand that you no longer know them for some reason, so there cannot now be any disputes. You might use this sentence if the situation has changed:

They used to live in our time and we never had any disputes with them. They moved away last year.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

thank you sir

Hello sir
Which of the following sentence is correct?
1) The man asked his son to go Agra by bike.
Or
2) The man asked his son go Agra by bike

1) I suggest you (put) put on sun block immediately before you get a sun burn.
why not sentence is like:--
1) I suggest you (put) to put on sunblock immediately before you get a sun burn.

similarly other sentences like

->The environmentalist leader felt it was extremely important that the people of the city be allowed to voice their concerns over the new hotel being built on the bay.

Why ‘to be allowed’ is not used

Sir I read subjunctive topic in English grammar.

i understood the use of bare infinitive verbs but have problem in using 'to' in such types of sentences.
Sometimes use of 'to' is corrected and sometimes not

please explain with examples in this regard

Thanking You

Hello Mohd Zaffar,

That's a lot of questions! I'll answer a few and then if you have any others, please ask us again, though please limit yourself to one or two per comment.

The first sentence is correct, though the preposition 'to' is needed before 'Agra'.

As for your questions about verbs like 'suggest' and 'feel' and the patterns that follow them, this really depends on the specific verb being used. In other words, each verb is followed by different patterns. You can find information about these patterns in a good dictionary -- for example, see this page on the verb 'suggest'.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

THANK YOU SIR

Hello sir
Which of the following sentence is correct?
1) The man asked his son to go Agra by bike.
Or
2) The man asked his son go Agra by bike.

Hello Mohd Zaffar,

You need to use 'to' here so the first sentence is correct and the second one is incorrect.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

thank you sir
but what about following sentences like

1) I suggest you (put) put on sun block immediately before you get a sun burn.
why not sentence is like:--
1) I suggest you (put) to put on sunblock immediately before you get a sun burn.

similarly other sentences like

->The environmentalist leader felt it was extremely important that the people of the city be allowed to voice their concerns over the new hotel being built on the bay.

Why ‘to be allowed’ is not used

Sir I read subjunctive topic in English grammar.

i understood the use of bare infinitive verbs but have problem in using 'to' in such types of sentences.
Sometimes use of 'to' is corrected and sometimes not

please explain with examples in this regard

Thanking You

Hello Mohd Zaffar,

This is really just a question of verb patterns. Certain verbs are used with a to-infinitive and others are not. It is a simply a question of learning which are which; there is nothing about the verb which tells you what kind of pattern it follows, I'm afraid.

suggest someone + subjunctive (I suggest you go)

feel it important that someone + subjunctive (I feel it important that he go)

 

You can read more about different verb patterns in the relevant section (here) – us the links on the right to move to specific areas.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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