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The crazy thing is this record took a total of 9 days from initial idea to having a pressed record in our hands

Why "to having" and not "to have"? Is it the same as in" I am not used to doing it. In this case" to "is a preposition, we can take off the word"having" the sentence is still understandable.

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To + have is for a purpose. I went to school to study. [purpose]

To is a function word here. It tells us the purpose of why the person went to school.

To start something and go to some point: having a pressed record in our hands. To is a preposition in this case.

Here: having a pressed record in our hands is "a state of affairs" or result.

From and To are prepositions: going from the initial whatever to having whatever.

  • thanks for your answer but you don't reply to my question is to a preposition in this case that is what I think – user5577 Oct 25 '18 at 21:20
  • @user5577 Actually, I did indirectly. But now I have fixed it to spell it out. – Lambie Oct 25 '18 at 21:33

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