If this were a mere tagline, not a complete sentence in a full paragraph, which would be more correct?

  1. Committed to build a better world
  2. Committed to building a better world
  • Your question is not quite clear. What aspect are you questioning? What is the alternative? (By the way, the phrase you offer is not a complete sentence.)
    – bib
    Jul 8, 2013 at 13:38
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    It's a tagline. That's why. Jul 8, 2013 at 13:55
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    Because it's a tagline, it's not possible to say which is "more correct" without knowing what you intend it to mean. (2) is certainly more usual, probably because it is present continuous and indicates a current activity; (1) could be construed as not having started yet.
    – Andrew Leach
    Jul 8, 2013 at 14:43
  • @Andrew, so "to building" is present continuous and "to build" future tense?
    – user19148
    Jul 8, 2013 at 16:54
  • If the tagline were to be used as advertising for an architectural firm, I'd say number two is better. If the firm is known for its award-winning green designs, for example, "Committed to building a better world" just has a better ring to it than "Committed to build a better world." IMHO. Jul 9, 2013 at 0:58

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The meanings are slightly different. I understand it as

  1. "Being" committed "in order to" build a better world.
  2. Committed to "the task of" building a better world.

Of course, being a tagline, nobody really cares. The first impression meanings are about the same.

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