"I am open to become more open-minded about this."

"I am open to becoming more open-minded about this."

Are they both grammatically correct? What's the difference in meaning.

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The second sentence (open to becoming) is correct. The phrase "open to [something]" takes a noun or gerund (which is a "nounal verb"): open to suggestions, open to change, open to being corrected.

The first sentence has no real meaning because it is not grammatically correct, though a person hearing the sentence would probably interpret it as it was intended.

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