requested to receive/receiving

Reply Sat 28 Feb, 2009 09:04 am
He requested to receive/receiving the present his father promised him as soon as possible.

Should it be 'receive' or 'receiving'?

Many thanks.
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Reply Sat 28 Feb, 2009 10:25 am
to receive

Someone else may be able to explain the rule

Off the top of my head I can't think of any instance where you would use "to (verb)ing"
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Reply Sun 1 Mar, 2009 09:12 am
Asked is better than requested in my opinion. One uses the infinitive of the verb, i.e. "to receive". "To receiving" is not English.
Reply Sun 1 Mar, 2009 10:26 am
Thanks, Parados and Contrex.
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