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I've written a message, and inside it, I put the following sentence:

"I don't have a problem to get even more than 5 people, I have enough room".

My spell checker immediately indicated a problem with "to get" and suggested writing (here also: not to write) "getting" in the mentioned sentence.

"I don't have a problem getting even more than 5 people, I have enough room".

I have no idea if it is correct or not. (If it is correct, then I'd like to get a reference for learning about this topic which I am not familiar with yet.)

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What you are really saying here is:

"I don't have a problem with getting even more than 5 people"

In conversation, people would still understand you if you dropped the "with", though technically this changes the meaning.

You would never say:

"I don't have a problem with to get even more than 5 people"

You may wish to search this site for other answers and explanations relating to the use of "infinitive Vs gerund".

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  • With your explanation about the invisible sentence: "I don't have a problem with getting even more than 5 people", You made it quickly very understandable to me! Thank you. Mar 25, 2022 at 1:47

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