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    #1

    Which one is correct?

    Hi everyone,

    I need a little help here. I'm unsure which one is grammatically correct.


    "The club is now open to accepting new members."

    Or should it be:

    "The club is now open to accept new members."


    Thanks, in advance.
    Last edited by nur; 20-Aug-2006 at 20:00.

  1. #2

    Re: Which one is correct?

    hi,
    i think the second one is correct

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    #3

    Re: Which one is correct?

    It depends on the meaning
    1 In the past, they were open but not taking new members.
    2 It has just opened and is ready to accept them.
    The second is more likely to be the correct one, as Mutawakil says.

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    The second is more preferable but I think that the first one should be used with for.
    "The club is now open for accepting new members."

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    I see a subtle difference here.

    Open to accepting... means that they were not considering accepting new members until now.

    Open to accept... means that the doors are open and new members can sign up.

    Of course, there is no rule at work here. It is just the sense I get from these two sentences.


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    #6

    Re: Which one is correct?

    Mykwyner has nailed it.


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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Oh I see. Ok, thanks a lot you guys!

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