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    #1

    admit doing something vs. admit to doing something

    A. He admitted to lying about the accident.
    B. He admitted lying about the accident.

    Which one of these is correct?
    Or either of them is correct?

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    #2

    Re: admit doing something vs. admit to doing something

    They are both correct.

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    Re: admit doing something vs. admit to doing something

    Quote Originally Posted by coolpro View Post
    A. He admitted to lying about the accident.
    B. He admitted lying about the accident.

    Which one of these is correct?
    Or either of them is correct?
    Is it possible to formulate the sentence like this? : He admitted that he had lied about the accident.

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    Re: admit doing something vs. admit to doing something

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    Is it possible to formulate the sentence like this? : He admitted that he had lied about the accident.

    !!!NOT A TEACHER!!!

    According to what I see in the MacMillanDictionary.Com dictionary, the form - to admit (that) - is acceptable.

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    Re: admit doing something vs. admit to doing something

    Quote Originally Posted by coolpro View Post
    !!!NOT A TEACHER!!!

    According to what I see in the MacMillanDictionary.Com dictionary, the form - to admit (that) - is acceptable.
    It is. I believe these are also fine:

    He admitted to have lied about the accident.
    He admitted to having lied about the accident.

    PS: The first one is wrong. Sorry.
    Last edited by birdeen's call; 21-Sep-2011 at 14:35.

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    Re: admit doing something vs. admit to doing something

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    It is. I believe these are also fine:

    He admitted to have lied about the accident.
    He admitted to having lied about the accident.
    !!!NOT A TEACHER!!!

    The first one does not sound correct to me.

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    Re: admit doing something vs. admit to doing something

    Quote Originally Posted by coolpro View Post
    !!!NOT A TEACHER!!!

    The first one does not sound correct to me.
    It didn't sound right to me either but I thought I found some examples. Now I see I misunderstood them. You're right. I'm sorry.

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