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    cenerentola is offline Newbie
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    Default a party

    hello there,
    could anyone tell me if the following sentence is correct?
    " three steps to having a marvellous birthday party:....."(followed by some advice. What I'm not sure about is the gerund "having". Would it be better to use the infinitive?
    Thank you very much for your answer

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    Your sentence is perfectly ok. 'to' acts as a preposition in your sentence, and thus, takes a verbal noun (gerund).

    Three steps to having a marvellous birthday party: .....

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