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    admit to doing something/admit doing something

    Hello,

    He admitted to committing that crime

    Can we omit "to" and just say "He admitted committing that crime" or "He admitted having committed that crime"

    The question is if it is possible to use "admit" without "to".

    Thanks

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    Re: admit to doing something/admit doing something

    Quote Originally Posted by milan2003_07 View Post
    Hello,

    He admitted to committing that crime

    Can we omit "to" and just say "He admitted committing that crime" or "He admitted having committed that crime"

    The question is if it is possible to use "admit" without "to".

    Thanks
    Yes, it's possible.

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    Re: admit to doing something/admit doing something

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes, it's possible.
    If so, why do people always say "admit to doing something" rather than "admit doing something"?

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    Re: admit to doing something/admit doing something

    Quote Originally Posted by milan2003_07 View Post
    If so, why do people always say "admit to doing something" rather than "admit doing something"?
    People don't always say "I admit to doing..." rather than "I admit doing..."

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    Re: admit to doing something/admit doing something

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    People don't always say "I admit to doing..." rather than "I admit doing..."
    Are the two possible constructions always interchangeable or there are some cases when one sounds better than the other?

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