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    Striving to Providing/Provide

    I have never seen the difference clearly. I mean Gerund + To + Infinitive vs Gerund + To + Gerund.

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    Re: Striving to Providing/Provide

    According to dictionaries, 'strive to' is not among the exceptions where the -ing form should be used after 'to'.

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    Re: Striving to Providing/Provide

    Matthew, that's the second time you have said 'according to dictionaries' without acknowledging specific sources.

    Up to now you have been meticulous enough to give links to actual dictionary entries.

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    Re: Striving to Providing/Provide

    Sorry, but there happen to be several dictionaries saying the same thing, so I didn't bother to list them. I just give one below.
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/strive

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