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Henry Cunha escreveu:Hi Raissa,
You raise a really interesting question. I've been searching for an answer as to whether there is a rule or not, or even a list of such verbs. I´m thinking that there isn´t. It seems to me that the immediate context always determines if you can get away with ending an utterance with "to" -- arguably an incomplete sentence -- and still make sense of the intended meaning.
So you can´t just go up to somebody and say "I don´t want to." Something had to precede it to round out the meaning.
Perhaps the way to look at this problem is to ask you for an actual example where you can´t be sure if you should have used "to," or omitted it.
In any case, the list seems to be pretty much limited to:
I / I´d have to. (also for other persons: he/she/we/they) (also in the negative)
I´d love to. (also for other persons: he/she/we/they)
I´d hate to. (ditto)
I / I´d want to. (ditto) (also in the negative: I don´t want to. I wouldn´t want to.)
I / I`d need to. (ditto) (ditto)
I´d like to. (ditto) (ditto)
I used to. (ditto) (ditto)
I wanted to. (ditto) (ditto)
I am indeed curious to know if you have an example.
andreia_brasil escreveu:"listen to" tb é usado no final?
e como eh chamado isso? "complemento TO" mesmo? alguem tem algum link de referencia
donay mendonça escreveu:Olá Pessoal,
They´re the ones you should listen to.(Eles são os que você deveria ouvir.)