Student or Learner
Today when I read Snoopy, I found the following sentence (said by Charlie Brown):
What would you say if I told you I was going to devote the rest of my life to making you happy?
I don't understand why the verb "make" after "to" is in -ing form (i.e. to making you happy). Isn't it the case that the base form of a verb should be used after "to"?
Oh, I see. The "to" here is a preposition, but not an infinitivial "to". That's why the verb "make" should be in "ing" form.
Thanks for your explanation, Naamplao.