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    To knowing and to know

    I would like to know the difference between these two sentences given below.

    1. To knowing people were not there i felt bad.

    2. To know people were not there i felt bad.

    I would like to know that if it is ok to write "to know" instead of "to knowing" in a sentance.
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    Re: To knowing and to know

    First, please use Edit Post to capitalise 'I' at all times, as you were told by emsr2d2 in this thread.

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    #3

    Re: To knowing and to know

    You can use either the gerund - knowing or to + infinitive - to know.

    Knowing people were not there, I felt bad.

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    Re: To knowing and to know

    Quote Originally Posted by arjitsharma View Post
    I would like to know that if it is ok to write "to know" instead of "to knowing" in a sentance.
    No. Your first sentence is wrong.
    There are places where "to knowing" can be used, but your sentence is not one of them. Eg, "There are advantages to knowing Latin"; "I wouldn't admit to knowing him."

    I can't think of any examples of where you can use "to know" where "to knowing" is correct, or vice versa.

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