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    "to helping"



    "Self-forgiveness is always critical to helping someone move past whatever secret that is," von Reiche said. She sometimes gives clients take-home exercises -- write down 15 reasons that you forgive yourself, for example.
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    Why do we have gerund right here?

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    Re: "to helping"

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post


    "Self-forgiveness is always critical to helping someone move past whatever secret that is," von Reiche said. She sometimes gives clients take-home exercises -- write down 15 reasons that you forgive yourself, for example.
    More: Shhhhh ... Some secrets you might need to keep - CNN.com

    Why do we have gerund right here?
    Here "to" is a preposition meaning "in connection with". I'd call "helping" a present participle here. Not that it matters what you call it.

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    Re: "to helping"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Not that it matters what you call it.

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    Re: "to helping"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Here "to" is a preposition meaning "in connection with". I'd call "helping" a present participle here. Not that it matters what you call it.
    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Thank you all, bhaisahab and 5jj.

    "Under fire at home and abroad for acting openly as a salesman for the UKs weapons industry, Cameron resorted to demonizing Iran in his desperate bid to sell as many as 100 Typhoon fighter jets worth 6billion to Persian Gulf countries of UAE, Saudi Arabia and Oman."
    More: PressTV - British PM resorts to Iranophobia to sell weapons

    Can we say that to in the underlined part a preposition?

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