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Which is the correct expression, looking to build or looking to building?

Whether you are looking to build. . . .

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Whether you are looking to building. . . .

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The grammatical choice would be:

“Whether you are looking to build…”

i.e. the infinitive.

  • The present participle does occur in such contexts, but it's not common, and I would say it's dialectal and/or uneducated. – FumbleFingers Aug 3 '13 at 3:17
  • "Looking to build something" but "looking into building something", and the meaning of "looking" has changed too. It's a miracle that some people actually learn this language. – Andreas Blass Aug 3 '13 at 3:24

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