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I know that the word "measure" meaning "method" is followed by the "to infinitive" or "at ing form".
For instance, we have such a sentence:
Emergency measures to help the refugees are badly needed.
Emergency measures aimed at helping the refugees are badly needed.
In the sentence under discussion, we have "the measure announced on Wednesday of denying passes to 20 pensioners". If I am not mistaken, the word "the measure" in this sentence is strictly connected to "denying passes to 20 pensioners". Do you confirm or deny this?
The whole sentence is as follows: This would be in addition to the measure announced on Wednesday of denying passes to 20 pensioners.
Let's take the sentence apart a bit. The measure of denying passes to 20 pensioners = the measure to deny passes to 20 pensioners = the measure aimed at denying passes to 20 pensioners? Do you agree with me?
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Context plays a lot in many cases and this is one of them. A link to the article would have been useful.
I don't know if this measure is intentional or as a bad result in a change of legislation. What passes are they? Bus passes? Backstage passes (could be the Rolling Stones original fan club)?
More context please.