-Ing form/Infinitive

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-Ing form/Infinitive

Post by SARDORBEK » Tue May 29, 2012 10:47 am

...also, in this book, the following rule is given:
Attempt, intend, continue, can’t bear, be accustomed to, be committed to
After these words and expressions we can generally use either an -ing form
or an infinitive without much difference of meaning.

I intend telling/ to tell her what I think.
I’m not accustomed to giving/give personal information about myself to strangers.

Everyone agrees with the above-mentioned rule except for “be committed to do”. Even,
observing your reply to one of the questions concerning “be accustomed to doing/do”
in this forum, I learnt that “be accustomed to do” is slightly old-fashioned equivalent of
“be accustomed to doing”.

But, as to “ be committed to do”….

What is your opinion on this problem?
Could You please clarify this one?
I always appreciate your comments.
Many thanks...

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Re: -Ing form/Infinitive

Post by Alan » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:14 am

Be committed to DOING is the standard construction.