I am learning english and was wondering if this is a right sentence:

'what you need to do now is preparing'.

My friend said that this does not make sense and it should be:

'what you need to do now is prepare'.

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    Your friend is correct. You could say 'to prepare' (corresponding with 'to do'), but the 'to' can be left out. – Kate Bunting Jan 11 at 11:47

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