I have the following sentence and need your help:

"The EU expects PV and wind to proceed growing significantly in future."

Is the gerund correct here or do I have to use the to-infinitive like:

"The EU expects PV and wind to proceed to grow significantly in future."

I'd appreciate every comment.

  • 1
    No, "proceed" requires a to-infinitval complement.
    – BillJ
    Apr 17, 2020 at 8:24
  • Thanks for your answer BillJ. But does it not sound bad to say 'to proceed to grow' (2 times 'to' in series)
    – PeterBe
    Apr 17, 2020 at 8:32
  • 2
    I wouldn't say so.
    – BillJ
    Apr 17, 2020 at 8:40
  • Okay thanks for your answer BillJ
    – PeterBe
    Apr 17, 2020 at 8:41


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