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The Key to… 关键是

There is a sentence “The key to avoiding cancer is to have an overall healthy lifestyle.” Can I say “The key to avoid cancer is to have an overall healthy lifestyle.”?

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In the phrase “The key to …” the word ‘to’ is a preposition. It’s not part of a verb infinitive.

Prepositions are followed by nouns. Therefore is ‘avoid’ possible or must it be ‘avoiding’?

Today Li and Callum talk about nouns, verbs and gerunds to help answer this question.

Do you have a question about the English language? Why not send an email to the team at questions.chinaelt@bbc.co.uk.

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