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Hi, GBLSU,

@GBLSU posted:

One reason to (move/moving) to the city was that it provided a better education for the children.

Are both OK?  I am not sure whether <to moving> is okay or not.

You need "to move" there. If followed by a preposition, "reason" takes "for":

- One reason for moving ...
- One reason to move ...

"To + V-ing" only works when the preposition "to" collocates with the preceding noun, which is not the case with "reason."

Hi, GBLSU,

You need "to move" there. If followed by a preposition, "reason" takes "for":

- One reason for moving ...
- One reason to move ...

"To + V-ing" only works when the preposition "to" collocates with the preceding noun, which is not the case with "reason."

Thank you. The reason I asked this question is that I saw a sentence using the pattern, <the reason to R-ing> on the net. I just wanted to make sure it is not grammatical.

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