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    Asked to and Used to

    "I'm asked to drive left"
    "I'm used to driving on the left"

    What is difference between "Infinitives" and "Preposition + Gerund"?
    Last edited by Checkmate; 23-Oct-2014 at 18:30.

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    Re: Asked to and Used to

    "I'm asked to drive left"
    This is not natural. It's not a sentence either, as it lacks a full stop.

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    Re: Asked to and Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "I'm asked to drive left"
    This is not natural. It's not a sentence either, as it lacks a full stop.
    What should it be?

    I'm confused of 'infinitives' and to as preposition

    "He is used to drive this car".
    "He is used to driving the car".

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    Re: Asked to and Used to

    "I used to drink beer." -- I drank beer in the past as a habit, but do not any more.
    "I am used to drinking beer." -- I drink so much that I am accustomed to it, it has little effect on me, I drink a lot.

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    Re: Asked to and Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "I used to drink beer." -- I drank beer in the past as a habit, but do not any more.
    "I am used to drinking beer." -- I drink so much that I am accustomed to it, it has little effect on me, I drink a lot.
    I think there's a difference in the meaning if you change the "Infinitive" to "To + Gerund".

    "I am used to drinking beer." He is accustomed to this action (drink a beer).

    "I am used to drink beer." This means something but doesn't make sense, "I" is used to drink a beer?!

    This is what my question is. The meaning will be different if you change the "To + Gerund" to "To + Verb (Infinitive)".

    "I am asked to drinking beer." (To + Gerund)

    "I am asked to drink beer." (Infinitive)

    There must be a difference on these sentences.
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    Re: Asked to and Used to

    I am asked to do something (verb, not gerund).
    I am asked to drink.

    I am used to doing something( used to the habit of drinking, a gerund).
    I am used to drinking beer.

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    Re: Asked to and Used to

    Ok let say there are 2 different words with different usage of "to" :

    "I ..... to do something". (In this sentence, "to" is used as part of Infinitive)

    "I .... to doing something". (In this sentence, to is used as Preposition)

    I don't know whether to use "Infinitive" or "To + Gerund". Are there any rules?

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    Re: Asked to and Used to

    I do not think there are rules but generally the infinitive is more common.

    You use the gerund after 'to' in certain cases as follows:

    I look forward to ..... (something e.g. 'hearing from you soon', a gerund)
    The books is a career guide to ....(something e.g. becoming a doctor)
    I am immuned to .... (something e.g. hearing his complaints)


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    Re: Asked to and Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    I do not think there are rules but generally the infinitive is more common.

    You use the gerund after 'to' in certain cases as follows:

    I look forward to ..... (something e.g. 'hearing from you soon', a gerund)
    The books is a career guide to ....(something e.g. becoming a doctor)
    I am immuned to .... (something e.g. hearing his complaints)


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    I found there is a verb that could be used with both, It is "come"

    "I came to killing" (I think this is correct because the verb "come" can be followed by "to + noun").

    "I came to kill you". (It makes sense as well)

    Is there any difference?

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    Re: Asked to and Used to

    "I came to killing" - wrong

    You have mistaken the meaning of 'come to' which means 1. recover consciousness 2. total to


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