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    #1

    He will be the first [to see / seeing] the baby.

    1) He will be the first to see the baby.
    2) He will be the first seeing the baby.

    (1) sounds good to me. I frequently encounter such usages. And many books give the usage of "the first....to infinitive". But I'm not sure about (2). Does it sound to you? Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: He will be the first [to see / seeing] the baby.

    The second is grammatical, but the first is better for me.

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    Re: He will be the first [to see / seeing] the baby.

    Thanks Mike.

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    Re: He will be the first [to see / seeing] the baby.

    There is no need to write a new post to say Thank you. Simply click the Thank button on any posts you find helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question.

    It saves everybody's time.

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