I'm a native speaker, and I'm having trouble figuring out if something I said is just bad English or if it is correct (but just sounds strange).
A friend asked me a question, and I said, "I'm not completely sure, but check that website out. That's a start to answering your question."
I looked at this link, but I could not see where "start to answering" made sense grammatically.
It doesn't sound as bad to me if I say, "That'll serve as a start to answering your question."
Can someone tell me of that sentence is right or wrong? If so, what part of speech is "answering" in that question?