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    called for ending

    While Mr. Kan called for ending what he called Japanís dependence on nuclear power, Mr. Noda has followed the business community in saying that the nation needs nuclear power to prevent electricity shortages that could further cripple the economy. The New York Times

    Dear all,

    I often come across "call for somebody to do something". This is the first time I've seen "call for doing". My question is, are "called for to end" and "called for ending" interchangeable in the above? Could you please explain to me? Thanks.


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    Re: called for ending

    Quote Originally Posted by LQZ View Post
    While Mr. Kan called for ending what he called Japanís dependence on nuclear power, Mr. Noda has followed the business community in saying that the nation needs nuclear power to prevent electricity shortages that could further cripple the economy. The New York Times

    Dear all,

    I often come across "call for somebody to do something". This is the first time I've seen "call for doing". My question is, are "called for to end" and "called for ending" interchangeable in the above? Could you please explain to me? Thanks.


    LQZ


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    (1) I believe that if you wish to use "call for to end," you need to supply a subject for

    the infinitive "to end."

    (a) Maybe something like:

    While Mr. Kan called for legislation/efforts/the Diet to end what he called ....

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    Re: called for ending

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) I believe that if you wish to use "call for to end," you need to supply a subject for

    the infinitive "to end."

    (a) Maybe something like:

    While Mr. Kan called for legislation/efforts/the Diet to end what he called ....
    Thank you. Your explanation makes sense to me.

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