they decided to found their own university < is it correct pls explain
I'm confused with this >> decided to
decided to found >> if to is to+inf >> it has to change like this [to+find] not [to+found] right ?
decided to found >> decided +to >> if to is an prep. so it has to change like this [decided to finding]
or if you say in this case found is not participle of find so it means that in this sentence has 2 real verb . In grammatical it cannot has 2 real verb in the sentence without connector right ?
I can see why you are confused. Sanjay is right. The infinitive "to" is always followed by a present tense verb.
He finds the treasure. He found the treasure. He decided to find the treasure.
But "decided to found the University" is correct in that it too uses the present tense verb. Why?
Because there are two different verbs that share "found". The verb "found" -- meaning to set up or establish -- and the verb "find" -- meaning to locate or discover.
I hope this helps.
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