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    Infinitive or -ing?

    Hello,

    I have difficulty with filling these sentences.

    My doctor strongly advised me (take up) excercising. - I was looking for the explanation in the Internet but I did not manage to find one answer. I think it should be either to take up or taking up, but I am not sure which one is correct.

    She admitted to ... the money.
    A. steal B. be stealing C. have stolen D. having stolen
    - I think D is the right answer, but I am not sure why though.

    I would be glad if you gave me a hand.

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    Re: Infinitive or -ing?

    I am not a teacher.

    Welcome to the forum.

    If this is homework, we don't do that for you.
    You are encouraged to try to answer yourself before anyone here will comment. Since that's what you've done in the second question I can tell you that D. is the right answer. You admit to something, or to doing something (in all conjugations). Answer D. is the only one that fits.

    In the first sentence, the doctor advised you to do something. So what do you think the answer is?

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    Re: Infinitive or -ing?

    Hey Roman,

    Yes, D. is the only one that fits for me since A. and B. are totally incorrect but D. somehow sounds correct for my ear.

    According to your hint, I guess to take up is correct, and I thought so at firt. It just sounds reasonable. Why not taking up though?

    Thank you for your answer and welcoming me.

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    Re: Infinitive or -ing?

    I am not a teacher.

    Because of the word 'me'.

    'My doctor strongly advised me to take up exercising' or,
    'My doctor strongly advised taking up exercise'. (not exercising)

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