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    #1

    more prone

    Hello,

    Do we use the phrase "more prone", for example:

    He is more prone to using the modernist techniques ...

    If we do use "more prone", what is the form of the verb that follows it, that is, do we use to + infinitive (to use) or to + ing (to using)?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: more prone

    One is usually prone or not. It is not common to talk about being more or less prone.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 23-Mar-2015 at 15:34. Reason: Fixing typo.

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    #3

    Re: more prone

    However, it's not incorrect. I would use to using there.

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    #4

    Re: more prone

    Hello,

    Thank you for your replies. The thing is that I have found "more prone" several times on books and internet pages. Does it mean they got it all wrong?
    Here is a link of the sites using this form: https://www.google.al/webhp?sourceid...to%22&start=30

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    #5

    Re: more prone

    Dave said 'more prone' is not common; Tdol said it is not incorrect.

    What makes you conclude they think it's wrong?

    Those still interested can read more answers here.

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    #6

    Re: more prone

    "It is not common to talk about being more or less prone.", said Dave.

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    #7

    Re: more prone

    I have no problem using "more" or "less" prone in the right context.

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    #8

    Re: more prone

    If you are more prone to sickness, you fall sick more easily. I think it makes sense. It is a matter of degree. Different people have different levels of resistance to sickness.

    Not a teacher
    Last edited by tedmc; 24-Mar-2015 at 03:32. Reason: fix typo

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    #9

    Re: more prone

    You still have to be more prone than someone else.

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    #10

    Re: more prone

    Quote Originally Posted by Narol View Post
    "It is not common to talk about being more or less prone.", said Dave.
    "Not common" does not mean grammatically incorrect.

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