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    on the way is offline Member
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    Is "find someone to do something" grammatically acceptable ?

    I was told "find someone doing something" is acceptable, but I'm not sure whether "find someone to do something" is acceptable or not. Any help will be appreciated.

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    Re: Is "find someone to do something" grammatically acceptable ?

    Yes, you can find someone to answer your question.

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    bubbha is offline Senior Member
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    Re: Is "find someone to do something" grammatically acceptable ?

    Yes, it's acceptable, but it has a different meaning.

    For example, "I found someone fixing my car" means I unexpectedly came across someone who happened to be fixing my car.

    But "I found someone to fix my car" means I found someone who will fix my car sometime in the near future.
    NOT A TEACHER. Translator and editor, and I hold a TESOL certificate. Native speaker of American English (West Coast)

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