[Grammar] Is "find someone to do something" grammatically acceptable ?

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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.
 

Raymott

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Yes, you can find someone to answer your question.
 

bubbha

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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.
 
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