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Does "feel committed to" require an infinitive or gerund complement?

For example, which of the following is grammatical?

  • I feel committed to following up on that.
  • I feel committed to follow up on that.
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"I feel committed to following up on that." Or likewise "I am committed to following up on that", etc.

But as a verb, rather than an adjective:

"I have committed to follow up on that." or "I committed to follow up on that", etc.

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Thanks, sounds clear to me. – wondersz1 Jan 10 '13 at 19:26

"To" is used as a preposition in "committed to" and not an infinitive marker. Therefore, what follows must be an object, which is a noun, and a gerund by definition functions as a noun. The previous answer is incorrect.

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Thanks! That makes sense, the same phrase can be said with a verb but I was actually wondering about what follows after "to" in this form. – wondersz1 Dec 4 '13 at 18:04

Either is correct. Committed, while always taking the preposition "to" may be followed by either an infinitive form or the gerund (-ing) form.

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