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How to use to + V-ing

I don't know what is correct in the two sentences below:

  • I work everyday to learning new technologies.
  • I work everyday to learn new technologies.

If you can tell me what is correct, please explain to me why.

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I know second one is the correct one. –  Tarik Aug 25 '11 at 19:43
@Bogdan Lătăianu: Thanks, it's exactly what I need to learn. –  vietean Aug 25 '11 at 19:50
I know this question is closed, but a specific point not covered by the linked topic is that in OP's example here, the more common form would be I work everyday at learning new technologies. –  FumbleFingers Aug 25 '11 at 21:19

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To learn is the only correct choice; the phrase acts as a single unit called an "infinitive". To learning is just not the way English does infinitives.

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What about I am looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks –  Tarik Aug 25 '11 at 19:44
Could you please give me an example about use "to + verb-ing"? –  vietean Aug 25 '11 at 19:45
@Braveyard: In that case, there is no infinitive. Looking forward to is a separate unit from hearing, which is a gerund. –  Daniel Aug 25 '11 at 19:46
@viet: I don't understand. –  Daniel Aug 25 '11 at 19:47
@drɱ65 δ: Sorry for my mistake. –  vietean Aug 25 '11 at 19:49

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