Verbal Ability - Sentence Correction - Discussion

Discussion :: Sentence Correction - Section 1 (Q.No.12)

Which of phrases given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark 'E' as the answer.


In addition to enhanced their reputations through strategic use of philanthropy, companies are sponsoring social initiatives to open new markets.

[A]. of enhancing their reputation
[B]. to having enhance their reputation
[C]. to enhancing their reputation
[D]. to have their reputation enhancing
[E]. No correction required

Answer: Option C


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Buvana said: (Nov 14, 2010)  
Can we put 'ING' form word after 'TO' ?

Pooja said: (Dec 18, 2010)  
Always in addition to follows continuous form(ing).

Evelyn said: (Dec 27, 2010)  
yes, we can use -ing after the word "to" after a preposition.


* I look forward to meeting you.
* They left without saying "Goodbye."

Poushali said: (Feb 26, 2011)  
Why not option A??

Runsi said: (Apr 18, 2011)  
Thank you.

Anus said: (Aug 19, 2011)  
Thank you pooja for your answer.

Meghna said: (Aug 22, 2011)  
Can we put to after ing form ?

Sai said: (Sep 11, 2011)  
You can't put ing after To.
This violates the rule of To+infinity.
Evelyn examples are wrong..

Deepak said: (Oct 2, 2011)  
Thanks pooja for your answer! :).

Srihari said: (Oct 2, 2011)  
In addition of enhancing ... can we right in this way?

Ritu said: (Oct 31, 2011)  
No we can not write in addition of....with the word 'addition' we always use 'to'.

But I think why an option is not given like

'in addition to enhance their reputations'.

Prm, said: (Jun 15, 2012)  
Yes, if to is used in an infinitive (to+v1) then ing is not used but if it is used as a preposition i.e. here in addition to use ing after that.

Navya said: (Aug 2, 2013)  
Due to the existence of in addition and the 2nd sentence has verb as ing form and so the 1st sentence also in the ing form and so the option C.

Anonymous said: (Aug 6, 2013)  
Answer is wrong because 'ing' form can not be used after 'to' in sentence formation.

Vishwa said: (Dec 25, 2013)  
Hence their here is plural so reputation and in addition to is a phrase. In addition of is not an option.

Manohar said: (Feb 2, 2014)  
Some of the words must follow specific prepositions after them like,

Accused of (accused of a crime).
Accustomed to (accustomed to a life of luxury).
Acquainted with (acquainted with him).
Addicted to (addicted to gambling).
Afraid of (afraid of dogs).
Agreeable to (agreeable to the idea).

Sanam said: (Feb 7, 2014)  
Always sentences should follow parallelism, as the word in the second sentence is sponsoring parallel word will be enhancing.

Manikanta said: (Mar 20, 2014)  
We should not put "ING" form after to. So, I think it's to enhance their reputations.

Bhaskar Vashistha said: (Mar 27, 2014)  
If we seek the parallelism here than only option which is parallel with "sponsoring " is "enhancing".

Tina said: (May 28, 2014)  
To follows only first form so can't we use to enhance their reputation.

Satyansh Awasthi said: (Aug 18, 2014)  
'to' protects the verb written after it just like a model does so 'to enhancing' cannot be correct.

Debayan Basu said: (Oct 12, 2014)  
"in addition, to enhance their reputations" sounds good but who knows what's right & what's wrong. : (.

Saptarshi said: (Oct 15, 2014)  
Sorry it's not the right one. After to how can one use ing. It can be option A.

Ramya said: (Oct 17, 2014)  
Absolutely what @Pooja and @Satyansh said is correct. Because in addition to is the correct expression. And moreover I never listened the word like enhancing.

Bharat Ratna said: (Nov 2, 2014)  
Friends - In addition to +verb+ing can be used.

Ex: 1 My brother asked me if he might record the interview in addition to taking notes.

Ex: 2 The cliff's sheer drop created a natural defense against any intruders in addition to providing a view that was breathtaking by day or night.

Bharat Ratna said: (Nov 2, 2014)  
In addition to + verb + ing can be used.

Ex: My brother asked me if he might record the interview in addition to taking notes.

Jimmy said: (Jan 5, 2015)  
If is used as an infinitive then to + 1st form of the verb + is used.

Sukanta Chakraborty said: (Feb 10, 2015)  
We can not write ing with a verb after writing to. This answer is not right.

Arush Mishra said: (May 25, 2015)  
This is an exception, we should not use ING form after TO, but Literature doesn't follow any formula as in math.

Here we should check parallelism. Hence given answer is correct and we should learn from this.

Prashant Gupta said: (Sep 18, 2015)  
Please give a good reason for the 'ing'+'to' formula. Give examples to.

Shivarm said: (Sep 26, 2015)  
To takes v1 not v4.

Veda said: (Nov 20, 2015)  
Yeah we can use in addition to enhance their reputation. But the second part of the sentence is in present continuous tense. So it is appropriate to use "in addition to enhancing".

Mounika said: (Jul 31, 2016)  
Please explain this.

Vatsan said: (Aug 4, 2016)  
Why can't we use "to enhance their reputation"?

Vatsan said: (Aug 4, 2016)  
Why can't we use "to enhance their reputation"?

Gautami , Angshu said: (Aug 14, 2016)  
Why not option (A)?

Sruthi said: (Sep 21, 2016)  
The question puts forth the meaning: Besides enhancing reputation, the companies are sponsoring social initiatives. Here is the concept of parallelism: enhancing should be parallel with sponsoring.

Use of 'Of " is wrong in option A,

To having should be followed by enhanced, which is ruled out in option B,

Option D is wordy and wrong.

So, C is correct.

Surya said: (Feb 15, 2017)  
' 'To' is related with 'in addition' mean 'in addition to' is the phase so to is not followed by enhance.

We know infinitive is to+v1.

But not using the infinitive to.

Dasunx said: (Sep 27, 2017)  
In English, the form V + -ing is called a gerund if it serves as a noun. For example, the gerund form of "run" is "running". (I like cats, I like dogs, I like running). However, not all V + ing forms are gerunds--in "I am running", "running" is another verb.

1) If the to is part of a phrasal verb or verb + preposition combination:
A phrasal verb is something like " look forward to", " confess to", etc. In this case, the "to" is part of the verb itself. Some examples are:

I am looking forward to attending the party
I am committed to supporting the Linguistics proposal on Area51
2) If the to is part of an adjective + preposition combination:
For example:

A lot of women aren't accustomed to being treated so well!
I am opposed to increasing taxes.
These look similar to the examples above, but you can tell that a word like accustomed is an adjective in this case because there is a form of the verb to be. That is, you are an adjective.

3) If the to is part of a noun + preposition combination:

For example:
His addiction to gambling has caused a lot of stress for his family.
Her great dedication to teaching inspires her students.

Mohit Thakor said: (Oct 26, 2018)  
ING used after TO but in rare cases, when ing comes that word work as a noun.

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