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    Could anyone please tell me why use "wavering" instead of just "waver" after "to" in the sentence below? what is the difference?

    "It sends an alarming message to wavering Europeans itching to pull out"

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    Re: wavering

    Wavering is an adjective describing the Europeans. They are the ones who are having an alarming message sent to them.

    If you say waver, it makes it sound as though the Europeans are having an alarming message sent to them in order to waver them. You cannot waver someone; you can only waver. It's intransitive. This makes no sense.

    Hope this is clear.


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