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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 10:21:57 PM
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Anyone wanting to light up will have to stay at home, brave the elements, or travel to the last remaining bastions of smoking in the British Isles - Alderney, Sark or the Isle of Man.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/4709394.stm

Please explain to me the grammatical structure "anyone wanting to light up" and when do we use it?
Is "anyone lighting up" a subject and
"Will have to" a main verb which is finite?

Is "anyone who wants to" more appropriate or natural?

Is the preposition "to" applicable to all three verbs:stay, brave and travel?

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Audiendus
Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 8:46:12 AM
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Jigneshbharati wrote:
Anyone wanting to light up will have to stay at home, brave the elements, or travel to the last remaining bastions of smoking in the British Isles - Alderney, Sark or the Isle of Man.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/4709394.stm

Please explain to me the grammatical structure "anyone wanting to light up" and when do we use it? "Wanting" is a present participle, equivalent to "who wants".
Is "anyone lighting wanting to light up" a subject Yes and
"Will have to" a main verb which is finite? Yes.

Is "anyone who wants to" more appropriate or natural? They are both equally natural.

Is the preposition "to" applicable to all three verbs:stay, brave and travel? Yes. They are all infinitives.
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