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Hi, guys. Merry Christmas.
I don't know when "be inclined to do" is used and "when incline to do" is used.
I incline to walk with my wife after supper along the river.
I am inclined to walk with my wife after supper along the river.
I incline to my wife's view of walking for an hour after supper.
I am inclined to my wife's view of walking for an hour after supper.
be inclined to do = incline to do
Both of them equal tend to do
Last edited by Soox; 25-Dec-2014 at 13:19.
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The phrase "be inclined to do something" is commonly used, the other version "to incline to do something" I have met rather in an older literature.
Graham had wealth of mirth by nature; Paulina possessed no such inherent flow of animal spirits - unstimulated, she inclined to be thoughtful and pensive - but now she seemed merry as a lark; in her lover's genial presence, she glanced like some soft glad light.
Vilette by Charlotte Bronte, 1853
"You should have thought of it before." " Not at all too late, if you manage it well," replied George. " They'll agree to but she inclined to think it was no good
Susan Hopley, Or, The Adventures of a Maid-servant by Catherine Crowe, 1852
Last edited by Johnyxxx; 25-Dec-2014 at 22:02.