English Grammar

verb wih ing after to !

In Doctor Donna Donovan lesson (scene 5 of 7) it's written :
"are you open to working as a staff psychologist for my company..."

Why working and not work ?
Is it a computer error or is it true ?
Thanks for your help.


  • Hello,

    'To be open to' has to be followed either by a noun or by a verb ending in '-ing'.


    I'm open to your idea.
    I'm open to discussing your idea.

    I'm afraid that there's no golden rule which will teach you when to use an infinitive and when to use '-ing' at the end of a verb. It's just a question of learning what sounds best.

    I hope this helps!


    GymGlish Support

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