Nouns Followed by Infinitives


advice His advice to continue was good.
appeal The appeal to reduce pollution was ineffective.
attempt Her attempt to locate them was unsuccessful.
chance In Britain, you will have a chance to improve your English.
decision The decision to increase taxes was not popular.  
desire His desire to get a good job motivated him.
dream Her dream to become an actress was never realized.
goal His goal to run a marathon seemed unrealistic.
motivation Her motivation to enter university impressed them.
need Bob's need to be the center of attention was irritating.
opportunity The opportunity to live in New York interested Sandra.
order They followed the general's order to retreat.
permission Permission to enter the area was difficult to get.
plan Sandy's plan to move to Madrid bothered her parents.
preparation NASA's preparations to launch on Monday moved forward.
proposal Her proposal to host the party impressed the committee.
recommendation His recommendation to close the school upset the community.
refusal  Debra's refusal to help did not go unnoticed.
reminder Her reminder to review the vocabulary helped me pass the test.
request Their request to participate was granted.
requirement Their requirement to speak four languages was unreasonable.
suggestion His suggestion to leave seemed like a good idea.
tendency  His tendency to tap his desk during a test annoyed me.
wish Her wish to be treated normally was respected.
way One way to improve your English is to read novels.