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    Richardson89 is offline Newbie
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    Smile What's the difference?

    What's the difference between: "Ten steps to "building" college reading skills, and ten steps to "build" college reading skills." Is there any difference? If so, please one explain me.--------Which one is correct or more common? Sometimes I get confused with the -ing ending after the word to. Thank you for helping me.

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    Default Re: What's the difference?

    Hello R89

    1. Ten steps to build X.
    2. Ten steps to building X.

    In #1, "to build" is a to-infinitive: the sentence means "ten steps that help you build X".

    In #2, "building" is a gerund, i.e. a verbal noun: the sentence means "ten steps that will get you to the point at which you can build X".

    MrP

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    Default Re: What's the difference?

    Thank you..

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