[Grammar] "To become" versus "To becoming"

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ahmadm91

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Hello everybody,

I read a following sentence in my English course book:

"The road to becoming president of united states is not am easy one."

I know that "To" is followed by infinitive not gerund.

I think we should say "to become" not "to becoming"

why is here it is followed by gerund.

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Hello everybody,

I read a following sentence in my English course book:

"The road to becoming president of united states is not am easy one." Did your course book really not capitalise the letters I have underlined, and did it really contain "am" instead of "an"?

I know that "to" is followed by an infinitive not a gerund. I think we should say "to become", not "to becoming". Why is [STRIKE]here it[/STRIKE] "to" [STRIKE]is[/STRIKE] followed by a gerund here?

Thanks in advance.

First, please look at my comments and corrections above.

"becoming" is correct. The word "to" isn't always followed by an infinitive.
 

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If you change it to use a noun phrase, you still use to, showing it's a preposition coming after road:

The road to the presidency of the US...
 
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