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    infinitive or gerund?


    could you please tell me which of these is correct:

    1) He committed himself to fulfil ...
    2) He committed himself to fulfilling ...

    Thank you very much.


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    Re: infinitive or gerund?

    I suspect this has been answered recently in another thread. Perhaps someone with more detailed knowledge of the web-site than I will post a pointer.

    2 is right. Some commitments take a gerund, and others take an infinitive:
    "he committed himself to fulfilling" but "he promised to fulfil".


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