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I was watching a video about how to learn new vocabulary more easily, but I was stuck at this sentence spoken by the video author:

Now I'm starting with three basic principles that I think are key to remembering English Vocabulary.

I don't understand why the author used remembering instead of remember after to, is it a special grammar rule in this case or what?

  • can you share the link please – EngFan Dec 7 '16 at 10:49
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    You certainly need a gerund after the preposition "to" (it is not an infinitive). Memorising would have been better. – Mick Dec 7 '16 at 10:52
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to in this case is simply taken as a preposition.

In light of this use, you can replace what is next (together with the gerund) with a noun.

Now I'm starting with three basic principles that I think are key to it.

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