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I am having problems writing sentences of the pattern "to + infinitive". Long ago I heard that in a sentence there should not be two verbs, but I feel if I write it as below, then that rule is violated. Any clarification on the sentences

  1. without to + infinitive
  2. with to + infinitive

(1) Data gaps, occurred in between two planar regions, also leads for missing of important boundary edges.

(2) Data gaps, occurred in between two planar regions, also cause to miss important boundary edges.

Are both sentence correct? What would be the best way to write what I want to say?

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closed as not a real question by FumbleFingers, StoneyB, Mr. Shiny and New 安宇, Andrew Leach, Robusto Nov 14 '12 at 18:46

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Both sentences contain a lot of errors, so this is really "proof-reading". But I'm calling it General Reference. –  FumbleFingers Nov 14 '12 at 18:29
Honestly, niro, there are so many more things wrong with this sentence, in both versions, that the use of the infinitive cannot be meaningfully addressed, so I'm calling it "Not a Real Question". Beyond that, there is no rule forbidding multiple verbs. –  StoneyB Nov 14 '12 at 18:34
Why would you think that a sentence can't contain two verbs? –  Robusto Nov 14 '12 at 18:45
@Robusto: I heard it when I was learning English in my primary. –  gnp Nov 14 '12 at 18:46
(a friendly hint: it's Bad Form to nag; nobody actually lives here, we just visit protractedly) ... "Data gaps occurring between two planar regions lead to important boundary edges being missed" OR "...cause important boundary edges to be missed". –  StoneyB Nov 14 '12 at 19:11

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