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Which is the corrrect choice for the blank below, having or to having? why?

World leaders turned a cautious eye to North Korea after the communist state admitted____________ a secret nuclear program.
 
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Which is the corrrect choice for the blank below, having or to having? why?

World leaders turned a cautious eye to North Korea after the communist state admitted having a secret nuclear program.


Admit something = you say that it is true (usually you are unwilling to say the truth but you have to say it as in the above sentence)

Admit to= to allow somebody to enter some place. Example: The security refused to admit him to the embassy.

is admitted to= is allowed to join an organisation, university etc.
Example: She was admitted to the graduate program at the university.

Conclusion:
The difference between "admit" and "admit to" is not a grammatical one but a lexical one.
 

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World leaders turned a cautious eye to North Korea after the communist state admitted to a secret nuclear program.

One admits to something

. . . admits to the crime.

. . . admit I dye my hair.
 
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