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Considering the two following sentences :

  1. List directories to look into to find ml files.
  2. List directories to look up ml files.

The number 1 is the original one, the number 2 is the modified one, then have I been well inspired to do this modification? Do they still have the same semantic meaning?

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Number 2 is better than number 1.

First the syntactic: look into finding ml files rather than look into to find --This suggestion corrects the infinitive of to find with the gerund of finding, since it comes after a preposition. If you're looking into something, you're either researching it or just kinda thinking about it and telling someone that to get off your back.

Semantic: You might also list directories to look at ml files, list directories to find ml files or look at file listings to find ml files.

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