adjective + TO infinitive + THAT clause

This structure:

adjective + TO infinitive + THAT clause

is probably B2 or higher because it catches things like comment/viewpoint adverbials and complex reporting.  There are other similar structures in the English Grammar Profile, related to modality, focus, hedging, and emphasis at the B1/B2 level that do not mention a following clause.


A search in NOW corpus for:

_JJ to _VVI that_CST

1 IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT 34354
2 PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT 23166

Ipleased to announce that, along with colleagues at Stanford and Caltech and UCSF, 

we‘re currently starting an initiative to explore biological dark matter for the existence of new forms of life.

TED

3 FAIR TO SAY THAT 17305
4 SAFE TO SAY THAT 15637
5 IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT 15177
6 HARD TO BELIEVE THAT 10625
7 INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT 8304
8 EASY TO FORGET THAT 5568
9 SURPRISED TO LEARN THAT 5445
10 HARD TO IMAGINE THAT 5324
11 IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT 4778
12 SAFE TO ASSUME THAT 4509
13 PROUD TO SAY THAT 4468
14 IMPORTANT TO ENSURE THAT 3776
15 GOOD TO SEE THAT 3683
16 GOOD TO KNOW THAT 3680
17 PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT 3514
18 HAPPY TO REPORT THAT 3420
19 PLEASED TO SEE THAT 3415
20 PLEASED TO REPORT THAT 3348
21 HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT 3289
22 HAPPY TO KNOW THAT 3242
23 SURPRISED TO FIND THAT 3172
24 HAPPY TO SEE THAT 3124
25 DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT 3083
26 NECESSARY TO ENSURE THAT 3011
27 PERTINENT TO MENTION THAT 2957
28 IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT 2879
29 REASONABLE TO ASSUME THAT 2824
30 GREAT TO SEE THAT 2800
31 WRONG TO SAY THAT 2736
32 HAPPY TO SAY THAT 2723
33 NICE TO KNOW THAT 2705
34 QUICK TO ADD THAT 2662
35 SURE TO CHECK THAT 2501
36 POSSIBLE TO ENSURE THAT 2400
37 SURPRISED TO SEE THAT 2378
38 PERTINENT TO NOTE THAT 2367
39 NICE TO SEE THAT 2283
40 DIFFICULT TO BELIEVE THAT 2272
41 SURPRISED TO HEAR THAT 2249
42 HARD TO ARGUE THAT 2155
43 PLEASED TO KNOW THAT 2150
44 SURPRISED TO KNOW THAT 2119
45 GLAD TO SEE THAT 2108
46 PLEASED TO SAY THAT 2042
47 EASY TO SEE THAT 2035
48 EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT 2016
49 HAPPY TO HEAR THAT 1901
50 BEST TO ENSURE THAT 1895
51 IMPORTANT TO RECOGNIZE THAT 1853
52 ENCOURAGING TO SEE THAT 1808
53 HARD TO ENSURE THAT 1683
54 EASY TO SAY THAT 1634
55 IMPORTANT TO RECOGNISE THAT 1621
56 PLEASED TO HEAR THAT 1589
57 GLAD TO KNOW THAT 1524
58 NEEDLESS TO SAY THAT 1509
59 INTERESTING TO SEE THAT 1493
60 RIGHT TO SAY THAT 1471
61 IMPORTANT TO STRESS THAT 1467
62 DELIGHTED TO SEE THAT 1446
63 INSTRUCTIVE TO NOTE THAT 1435
64 QUICK TO NOTE THAT 1416
65 SORRY TO SAY THAT 1389
66 WILLING TO BET THAT 1386
67 HAPPY TO NOTE THAT 1374
68 TRUE TO SAY THAT 1373
69 KEEN TO STRESS THAT 1372
70 FAIR TO ASSUME THAT 1345
71 EASY TO ASSUME THAT 1317
72 PLEASED TO NOTE THAT 1290
73 GLAD TO HEAR THAT 1278
74 DIFFICULT TO IMAGINE THAT 1256
75 REASONABLE TO EXPECT THAT 1248
76 IMPORTANT TO MENTION THAT 1195
77 CORRECT TO SAY THAT 1187
78 SAD TO SEE THAT 1185
79 KEEN TO ENSURE THAT 1171
80 COMFORTING TO KNOW THAT 1149
81 IMPORTANT TO REALIZE THAT 1135
82 CLEAR TO SEE THAT 1108
83 SURPRISED TO DISCOVER THAT 1105
84 HARD TO SEE THAT 1092
85 IMPORTANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT 1085
86 HEARTENING TO SEE THAT 1076
87 DISAPPOINTED TO LEARN THAT 1052
88 IMPORTANT TO REALISE THAT 1023
89 BOLD TO SAY THAT 1021
90 EASY TO THINK THAT 1015
91 ACCURATE TO SAY THAT 1009
92 GREAT TO KNOW THAT 1006
93 IMPORTANT TO STATE THAT 1005
94 SORRY TO HEAR THAT 998
95 QUICK TO SAY THAT 994
96 SAD TO HEAR THAT 986
97 HARD TO DENY THAT 978
98 PLEASED TO CONFIRM THAT 967
99 WORTHY TO NOTE THAT 967
100 HARD TO SAY THAT 963


*Because some of the above entries contain the infinitive of purpose, we have added the verb ‘BE’ to the following search:

_VB _JJ TO _VVI that_CST

1 IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT 18263

But it’s important to note that it‘s not all bad.

TED

2 IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT 16929
3 ‘S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT 10402
4 ‘S SAFE TO SAY THAT 8851
5 ‘S FAIR TO SAY THAT 8623
6 ‘S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT 7404
7 IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT 5438
8 ‘S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT 5266
9 IS INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT 4495
10 IS FAIR TO SAY THAT 3831
11 IS SAFE TO SAY THAT 3644
12 ‘S EASY TO FORGET THAT 3082
13 ‘S HARD TO IMAGINE THAT 2708
14 IS PERTINENT TO MENTION THAT 2651
15 IS HARD TO BELIEVE THAT 2555
16 BE SURE TO CHECK THAT 2445
17 ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT 2339
18 BE SURPRISED TO LEARN THAT 2318
19 IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT 2091
20 IS PERTINENT TO NOTE THAT 2000
21 BE HAPPY TO KNOW THAT 1959
22 BE FAIR TO SAY THAT 1868
23 IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT 1780
24 ‘S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT 1777
25 ‘S SAFE TO ASSUME THAT 1734
26 BE PLEASED TO KNOW THAT 1691
27 IS IMPORTANT TO ENSURE THAT 1689
28 ‘S INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT 1665
29 BE SURPRISED TO KNOW THAT 1640
30 ‘S GOOD TO KNOW THAT 1588
31 WAS QUICK TO ADD THAT 1585
32 ‘S NICE TO KNOW THAT 1508
33 BE WRONG TO SAY THAT 1490
34 ‘S GOOD TO SEE THAT 1480
35 ‘S GREAT TO SEE THAT 1433
36 AM PROUD TO SAY THAT 1416
37 AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT 1292
38 IS HARD TO IMAGINE THAT 1279
39 ‘S IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT 1232
40 ‘S HARD TO ARGUE THAT 1208
41 ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT 1208
42 ‘S NICE TO SEE THAT 1204
43 IS SAFE TO ASSUME THAT 1192
44 WAS SURPRISED TO LEARN THAT 1192
45 ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT 1168
46 IS INSTRUCTIVE TO NOTE THAT 1104
47 IS EASY TO FORGET THAT 1094
48 BE GLAD TO KNOW THAT 1091
49 IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT 1071
50 WAS SURPRISED TO FIND THAT 989
51 AM HAPPY TO REPORT THAT 974
52 ‘M HAPPY TO REPORT THAT 942
53 ‘S EASY TO SEE THAT 935
54 BE REASONABLE TO ASSUME THAT 925
55 ‘M PROUD TO SAY THAT 908
56 AM HAPPY TO SAY THAT 899
57 IS NECESSARY TO ENSURE THAT 881
58 IS GOOD TO SEE THAT 869
59 IS IMPORTANT TO STRESS THAT 864
60 IS IMPERATIVE TO NOTE THAT 858
61 AM PLEASED TO REPORT THAT 855
62 IS IMPORTANT TO RECOGNISE THAT 840
63 IS DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT 835
64 ‘M HAPPY TO SAY THAT 833
65 ‘S IMPORTANT TO RECOGNIZE THAT 825
66 WAS SURPRISED TO SEE THAT 793
67 IS REASONABLE TO ASSUME THAT 781
68 WERE SURPRISED TO FIND THAT 771
69 AM PLEASED TO SAY THAT 765
70 BE SURPRISED TO HEAR THAT 761
71 IS WORTHY TO NOTE THAT 754

It is worthy to note that the graduates of this institution will not only be useful to serve the Nigerian Navy

but the nation in general.

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72 IS IMPORTANT TO MENTION THAT 750
73 IS PLEASED TO REPORT THAT 735
74 IS GOOD TO KNOW THAT 728
75 IS IMPORTANT TO STATE THAT 701
76 ‘S EASY TO SAY THAT 700
77 IS ENCOURAGING TO SEE THAT 698
78 IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT 684
79 ‘S HARD TO DENY THAT 682
80 IS DIFFICULT TO BELIEVE THAT 681
81 ARE PROUD TO SAY THAT 676
82 BE HAPPY TO HEAR THAT 668
83 ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT 665
84 IS IMPORTANT TO RECOGNIZE THAT 663
85 BE INTERESTED TO KNOW THAT 647
86 BE PLEASED TO HEAR THAT 636
87 AM HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT 631
88 ‘S HARD TO SAY THAT 628
89 IS EASY TO SEE THAT 619
90 ‘M PLEASED TO SAY THAT 602
91 ‘S EASY TO ASSUME THAT 596
92 IS SAD TO NOTE THAT 582
93 BE SAFE TO SAY THAT 580
94 ARE PLEASED TO SEE THAT 577
95 IS GREAT TO SEE THAT 567
96 ARE PLEASED TO REPORT THAT 564
97 ‘S IMPORTANT TO REALIZE THAT 555
98 ‘S GREAT TO KNOW THAT 541
99 ‘S ENCOURAGING TO SEE THAT 533
100 ‘S EASY TO THINK THAT 532


B2: assume, deny, ensure, imperative, state
C1: acknowledge, needless, worthy

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