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I was wondering is it right to say something this way:

You will not be "permitted access" to the work you produce.

Isn't it better to say it this way?

You will not be permitted to access to the work you produce.

I've learned that when two verbs are used in a row, the latter comes with a TO before it or an -ING after it.

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  • Btw, permitted access to is an odd construction; permitted to access is vastly preferred.
    – Kris
    Commented Sep 18, 2018 at 9:46
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    @Kris, why do you say that, I wonder? permitted access to doesn't strike me as odd at all and it's a common enough phrasing. (All my links are to UK sources; there may possibly be some transatlantic variance.)
    – tmgr
    Commented Sep 18, 2018 at 10:43
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    @user316660 All else aside, the second to in the second sentence is out of place; you should get rid of it, making: You will not be permitted to access the work you produce.
    – tmgr
    Commented Sep 18, 2018 at 11:00

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Both are fine; access is used as a noun in the former, and as a verb (infinitive) in the latter.

Note: The verb permit is followed by an infinitive form of a verb (eg: to access) and not followed by a gerund (i-e ING-form of a verb, eg: permitted accessing).

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  • Then how is the first sentence "fine"?
    – Kris
    Commented Sep 18, 2018 at 9:29
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    @Kris access is used as a noun in the former; You will not be permitted [Verb] access [Noun] to the work you produce. Commented Sep 18, 2018 at 9:38
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    But you have said permit is always followed by an infinitive. That probably needs qualifying.
    – Andrew Leach
    Commented Sep 18, 2018 at 10:03
  • @AndrewLeach Yup, that requires to be edited a bit more.. ^^ Commented Sep 18, 2018 at 10:06

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