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    be inclined to do / incline to do

    Hi, guys. Merry Christmas.

    I don't know when "be inclined to do" is used and "when incline to do" is used.
    Such as:


    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
    Right?
    Last edited by Soox; 25-Dec-2014 at 14:19.

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    Re: be inclined to do / incline to do

    Not a Teacher

    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 23:02.

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