I eased off studying English.


I eased off to study English.

I think 2 is wrong but 1 is possible.

1 Answer 1


1 I eased off studying.
is correct to say that you studied less.

2 I eased off to study.
is also possible if to study expresses purpose, for example,

Why aren't you playing tennis today?
I eased off [playing tennis] to study [chemistry].

  • Yes: 2. I eased off in order to study. A purpose adjunct
    – BillJ
    Nov 5, 2021 at 7:35

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