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    work for us to do / for us doing

    There is plenty of work for us shovelling snow.

    This sentence comes from Quirk's Grammar. Can we use 'to shovel' instead of 'shovelling'?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: work for us to do / for us doing

    It would be understood, but wouldn't sound natural. If you want to use 'to', you could say 'plenty of work for us to do, shovelling snow'.

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