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    dedicate..to

    " Let us dedicate ourselves as one people to build on his foundations, strive for his ideals, and keep Singapore exceptional and successful for many years to come. "




    The above is a tribute from Singapore Prime Minister.

    My question: dedicate ourselves to doing or dedicate ourselves to do?

    I think here "to" is a preposition, so it should be written as :Let us dedicate ourselves as one people to building on his foundations, striving for his ideals, and keeping Singapore exceptional and successful for many years to come."


    AM I right?

    Thanks!

    Jason
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 23-Mar-2015 at 15:36. Reason: Deleting excessive question marks.

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    Re: dedicate..to

    You achieve ideals (or you do not). So perhaps it could be:


    Let us dedicate ourselves to building on his foundations, striving to achieve his ideals, and keeping Singapore exceptional and successful for many years to come.

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