The late Mr Lee Kuan Yew has been hailed by many as "Singapore's Chief Gardener" for his vision and single-minded commitment to transforming our country into a lush garden city and creating the best possible living environment for all citizens to enjoy.
I have tried referring to these links but to no avail:
- When is "to" a preposition and when the infinitive marker?
This link only explains about want to see you which is helpful, and the "look forward to seeing you" is common on Internet. But both explanations are specific to the said grammatical instances only, not general.
- "To hear" or "to hearing"?
This link only explains about look forward to hearing, which is again specific and special grammatical instance.
- How to know if I should use verb+ing after the word 'to'?
This link mentions transitivising particle, but without elaboration and lacks citation.
No matter how much I try to use inductive reasoning, I can't figure out why using "...to transform our country..." is wrong.