What is the difference between these two:

Suzuki was nearly close to go out of business just after the World War period.


Suzuki was nearly close to going out of business just after the World War period.(from a video)

When talking about the past, do these two sentences different from each other? Like, if you use verbing(going) with infinitive(to) in the past, does it mean that there is another event happening? Or none.


The correct expression is “close to going” not “close to go”. “To” is a preposition here and is followed by the “-ing” form.

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  • Ths for the provided link. I just need to make sure if close to doing or the ing is only for verbs? – John Arvin Aug 29 '18 at 19:32
  • @JohnArvin - as you can see from the examples in the link, “close to” may be followed by a verb (gerund) or a noun. – user070221 Aug 29 '18 at 19:48
  • There's is no noun. And it says ''not to a noun''. I just want to be absolutely sure coz' I am still doubtful about some parts. Anyway, thx man. – John Arvin Aug 29 '18 at 21:09

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