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    #1

    Full-time employees are entitled to receive health insurance.

    According to the Longman Dictionary 's definition of "entitle":
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/entitle
    be entitled to (do) something
    entitle somebody to something

    Are these sentences correct? And do the first sentence have the same meaning as the second one?
    Full-time employees are entitled to receive health insurance.
    Full-time employees are entitled to receiving health insurance.


    Thanks.
    Last edited by nininaz; 19-Feb-2017 at 12:44.

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    #2

    Re: Full-time employees are entitled to receive health insurance.

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    Full-time employees are entitled to receive health insurance.
    Full-time employees are entitled to receiving health insurance.
    The first sentence is correct. The second is not.

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    #3

    Re: Full-time employees are entitled to receive health insurance.

    You could also simply say "entitled to health insurance."

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    #4

    Re: Full-time employees are entitled to receive health insurance.

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    You could also simply say "entitled to health insurance."
    Thanks.
    Why can we use 'noun' but not 'gerund' , as gerund fictions as noun?As I have learned that where the 'noun' can go 'gerund' can go too.
    Is the following correct?
    Membership entitles you to receiving reduced season tickets.

    And, could you please check the image below ? It is taught by a great English teacher in YouTube channel and the 'ing' form is used after 'entitle'.
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    Last edited by nininaz; 19-Feb-2017 at 20:57.

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    Re: Full-time employees are entitled to receive health insurance.

    Hopefully the image indicates an incorrect response in red. If the image purports to show the correct answer, it's wrong.
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    #6

    Re: Full-time employees are entitled to receive health insurance.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Hopefully the image indicates an incorrect response in red.
    No, it does not. See https://www.youtube.com/embed/6TDSr9U0FWc
    Red indicates the correct form there.
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    #7

    Re: Full-time employees are entitled to receive health insurance.

    I watched some bits of the video. As far as I could tell, the colors were assigned randomly.
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    #8

    Re: Full-time employees are entitled to receive health insurance.

    The "-ing" form may work sometimes, but you're much safer using the to-infinitive after "entitled to."

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    #9

    Re: Full-time employees are entitled to receive health insurance.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Hopefully the image indicates an incorrect response in red. If the image purports to show the correct answer, it's wrong.
    No, the red color indictes the correct answer. I watch the whole video. The answer was choosen between three options: to do, do , doing
    Last edited by nininaz; 20-Feb-2017 at 06:48.

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    #10

    Re: Full-time employees are entitled to receive health insurance.

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    the red color
    See below.
    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    When we are speaking of (for example) red as a colour , we almost never speak of it as 'the red colour' or 'the colour red'. It's simply 'red'.
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