In a book that I'm reading, there is a sentence:

We seem to be quite open to seeing others as people rather than coworkers or competitors.

I just wonder I should be see not seeing in the above sentence. Am I right? If no, what is the grammar point here?

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    to seeing is right, although I am unaware of the grammar rule behind it. – Akash Vartak Apr 30 '16 at 5:37

I think that the "to" actually goes with "open." The expression "open to" means willing to consider or do something. So in this case, "seeing others as people..." is what we are "open to." "Seeing" in this case is a gerund, or verbal that functions as a noun.

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