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Dear Ted:

Would you please give me some examples of "make sure" followed by an infinitive?

Many, many thanks for your kind help.

Happy holiday wishes,

Paolo

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Dear Paolo:

Would you please give me some examples of "make sure" followed by an infinitive?

EXAMPLES:

Make sure to brush your teeth before you go to bed.

Will you make sure to turn on the oven at 3:00?

I want to make sure to send Christmas cards to all my relatives.

NOTE:  All these sentences can easily be changed to "that" clauses.  Make sure THAT you brush your teeth before you go to bed.

Many, many thanks for your kind help.

Happy holiday wishes,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, Paolo.

Ted

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