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Can infinitives be subjects?

Infinitives are often used as direct objects: Mi ŝatas danci. ( ≈ Mi ŝatas dancadon.) I wonder if an infinitive could be used as a subject, too? Would it be correct to say: Danci plaĉas al mi. ...
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When should "por" be used before an infinitive (i-verbo)?

There are some cases where I'm not sure if I'm supposed to say the word por before an infinitive. What are the rules for this? Here is an example of a situation where I'm not exactly sure what to do: ...
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"Sen rigardi": Which preposition+infinitive combos are possible?

I often encounter prepositional phrases such as sen rigardi: Mi forlasis ŝin sen rigardi dorsen. (From a story by J. Camacho.) Are other preposition+infinitive combinations possible? For example: ...
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