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    Default admit to or admit -ing

    In what cases the gerund/infinitive form should be used with the verb admit ?

    She admitted (to make) /making a mistake.
    The new law was generally admitted to be (being) difficult to enforce.

    thanx in advance,


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    Default Re: admit to or admit -ing

    I'd use:
    She admitted making a mistake/to making a mistake.
    I wouldn't use the infinitive after it.

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