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To have or having?


To have or having?
Hi everyone,

My friend and I argued a lot about this sentence

He dreads (have) to retire.

I think we should use TO HAVE in this situation, but my friend thought it should be HAVING.
Anyone can help with this?
Many thanks.

3 Apr 2013      


Dread should be collocated with a gerund, so HAVING is correct.

4 Apr 2013     

United Kingdom

Yep, bad luck Kara Wink. Get your friend a bar of chocolate, she �s right!

4 Apr 2013