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    Hi Teachers,

    I often see people writing in the form " commmitted to preparing you" as stated in 1st sentence. Is 2nd sentence usage " to prepare you " wrong?

    1.We are committed to preparing you to lead responsibly and globally.

    2.We are committed to prepare you to lead responsibly and globally.

    Kindly explain the grammar behind the usage.

    Cheers!


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    Quote Originally Posted by drrohitbaslas View Post
    Hi Teachers,

    I often see people writing in the form " commmitted to preparing you" as stated in 1st sentence. Is 2nd sentence usage " to prepare you " wrong?

    1.We are committed to preparing you to lead responsibly and globally.

    2.We are committed to prepare you to lead responsibly and globally.

    Kindly explain the grammar behind the usage.

    Cheers!
    "To be committed to" is a phrasal verb.
    "preparing you to lead responsibly and globally" is a gerund phrase which is the object of the sentence

    #1 is the correct answer.


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    Thank you very much. Could you kindly explain why 2nd statement is wrong.

    "We are committed to prepare you to lead responsibly and globally."


    Looking forward to hearing from you.[BTW does the same analogy applies to this sentences "looking forward to hearing from you"?]

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