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    moeen49 Guest

    Grammar Question

    Hi,

    I saw this sentence in my grammar book:

    "There are advantages to stopping smoking."

    I am wondering why the sentence is not like:

    "There are advantages to stop smoking."

    Why do we use "to stopping smoking" instead of "to stop smoking"

    Thank you,
    Ali

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    There are cases where we use 'to'+-ing, like 'look forward to seeing'. The reason is that 'to'is a preposition and not part ofan infinitive- 'to' goes with 'advantages'.

    Other common ones include 'be acustomed to' 'be\get used to' 'object to' and any phrasal verb with two prepositions with 'to' at the end.

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    moeen49 Guest
    Thank you TDOL. That helped me.

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    nicolas Guest
    thank you tdol. That helped me, too.

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    You're both welcome.

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