i found from the dictionary
I crossed the street to avoid meeting him, but he saw me and came running towards me.
Yes, that's correct. The verb "avoid" can take a gerund (seeing) as a complement, but it cannot take an infinitive (to see). :wink:Quote:
Originally Posted by Firelord
Ithink seeing is the correct answer ...isnt it?
Yes, it is. One simply cannot "avoid to see" somebody.Quote:
Originally Posted by red rose
:shock: I thought the answer was "to see". this proves how poor my English is lol :oops:Quote:
Originally Posted by RonBee
This, too, can be overcome. Welcome to UsingEnglish. :hi:Quote:
Originally Posted by Silentium
First I thought that it's "avoid seeing her". Then I checked in the dictionary and found out that I was right. Great! My English is not that bad at all.Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
Hi, Yulia; you were right. It's a common mistake, as you can see in the voting, which is why it is tested so regularly in exams. ;-)
I do avoid using infinitive after the verb "avoid" :D