I am trying to construct an sentence but i get a little problem with it. The sentence i want t o make is " when the guestes arrived in the centre, they fand five greeters standing by the gate welcome[welcoming] them'. I dont know i should use 'welcome' or 'welcoming' here, and why?

  • fand? Is supposed to be 'and' or 'found'?
    – user6951
    Commented Dec 3, 2014 at 2:54

1 Answer 1


It's neither infinitive (welcome) nor present participle (welcoming). Instead, you should use to-infinitive (to welcome).

  • "welcoming them" indicates what the greeters are doing is doing "to welcome them" indicates the greeters' purpose. Without knowing the meaning intended, it is wrong to rule out either. Commented Dec 13, 2014 at 9:03

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