On the use of gerund

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On the use of gerund

Post by luisandres » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:06 am

Hi there,

I recently read in a phone chat the following sentence, written by an English native speaker:

Solidarity is prevalent as a key element to redistributing jobs in our community.

Is that correct "to redistributing" or should it have been "to redistribute". And what are the grammatical bases, if the answer is the gerund form of the verb?

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Re: On the use of gerund

Post by Alan » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:39 am

I would prefer to either 'a key element IN distributing...'