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    Concerning the difference between "be dovoted to' and "devote to"

    Hello, I am a student living in the city of Seoul, Republic of Korea.
    These days, I am studying TOEFL so naturally, I have many questions regarding grammar, idiom and so on.

    In short, I don't know the difference between "be dovoted to verb" and "devote to verb".

    I believe your answers will be beneficial to me.
    Please teach me~

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    Re: Concerning the difference between "be dovoted to' and "devote to"

    Welcome to the forum. For questions of vocabulary, it is sometimes quicker to use a dictionary than wait for one of us to spot your post.

    If you devote yourself to something, you give all your time and attention to it.

    You can devote an amount of time to an activity.

    If you are devoted to somebody or something, you love them or it very much.

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    Re: Concerning the difference between "be dovoted to' and "devote to"

    Thank you so much for your posting.

    I suffer from "writing for TOEFL" due to unfamiliar using of vocabulary even though I use Merriam-Webster and Collins Dictionary.

    I think I understood what you meant.

    I used to use this sentence
    --> he was devoted to enjoy social activities.

    However, it seems to be revised.
    --> he was devoted to enjoying social activities.

    right?

    Again, thank you for your posting

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