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    Re: What we need to ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    What we need is to get people to realize how self-destructive drugs can be.

    Can I say "getting" in place of to get?
    No.

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    Re: What we need to ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    What we need is to get people to realize how self-destructive drugs can be.

    Can I say "getting" in place of to get?
    No, you can't because "to get" is the object of "need". What do we need? We need to get people to realize how self-destructive drugs can be. So "to" goes with "get". It's a "to infinitive", not a prepostion.

    What is it that we need? We need to get ...

    We look forward to getting ....
    Last edited by PROESL; 09-Sep-2009 at 16:11.

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