A1 used before a verb to show that it is in the infinitiveA1 used after some verbs, especially when the action described in the infinitive will happen later: She agreed to help. I'll have to tell him. Sadly, she didn't live to see her grandchildren.A1 used after many verbs of agreeing, needing, and wanting: I need to eat something first. I'd love to live in New York. That child ought to be in bed.A2 used instead of repeating a verb clause: "Are you going tonight?" "I'm certainly hoping to."A1 used in phrases where there are reported orders and requests: He told me to wait. Did anyone ask Daniel to reserve the room?A1 used after some adjectives: It's not likely to happen. Three months is too long to wait. She's not strong enough to go hiking up mountains.› used after some nouns: He has this enviable ability to ignore everything that's unpleasant in life. This will be my second attempt to make flaky pastry.› A clause containing to + infinitive can be used as the subject of a sentence: To go overseas on your own is very brave. My plan was to get it all arranged before I told anyone.A1 used after question words: I don't know what to do. Can you tell me how to get there?A2 used with an infinitive to express use or purpose: I'm going there to see my sister. This tool is used to make holes in leather. To make this cake, you'll need two eggs, 175 grams of sugar, and 175 grams of flour. He works to get paid, not because he enjoys it.› You can introduce a clause with a phrase containing to + infinitive: To be honest (= speaking honestly), Becky, I like thegrey shirt better. To tell you the truth, I never really liked the man.A1 used with an infinitive after 'there is' or 'there are' and a noun: There's an awful lot of work to be done.to be going on with UK › To be going on with means in order to continue with the present activity or situation: Do we have enough paint to be going on with, or should I get some more while I'm out?
› against or very near: Stand back to back. They were dancing cheek to cheek.
› for the purpose of doing something: I asked Helen out to dinner.
› in the direction of or as far as: We went to Montreal last year. I’m going to the bank. We were in mud up to our ankles.› "To" can be used to show the position of something or someone in relation to something or someone else: We came face to face in the elevator. The Rocky Mountains are to the west of the Great Plains.› "To" can show something is on or around something: Can you tie the dog’s leash to the fence?
› considered by: Does this make any sense to you? Fifty dollars is very little to him.
› for each of; per : This car gets about 30 miles to the gallon.