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    Post Need help with a sentence. deployed to provide/deployed to providing.

    Hello,

    Which form is correct please: 1/What are the measures deployed to providing relevant training? 2/What are the measures deployed to provide relevant training?
    Could you please provide a link/ressource for me to understand the rule of using to+ing; it`s giving me a headache each time.
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    Re: Need help with a sentence. deployed to provide/deployed to providing.

    I don't understand the sentences, but they both appear to be perfectly grammatical.

    As for rules, I am doing my darndest to unlearn all the rules.

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    Re: Need help with a sentence. deployed to provide/deployed to providing.

    I would prefer, "What are the measures being deployed to provide relevant training?".

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    Re: Need help with a sentence. deployed to provide/deployed to providing.

    The first sentence would be grammatical if you changed to to for. Otherwise, they're both fine.

    But "What measures are deployed to provide training . . . ." would be clearer. (Why is relevant relevant? Do they also provide irrelevant training? Avoid unnecessary adjectives.)

    And is there anything wrong with just saying "How do you train . . . ."?

    (I don't understand the line, either.
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    Re: Need help with a sentence. deployed to provide/deployed to providing.

    Perhaps:

    What are you doing to provide training?

    Or:

    What are you doing to train people?

    (I wouldn't use either deploy or relevant.)
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