Thanks, owlman, but could you tell me why?
Entangled Bank has done a better job of explaining this than I could. Does the answer make sense to you, Qizi?The 'to' before the verb is the preposition: it is close to the wall, close to the Conservative Party, and so on. It's not the infinitive marker. So when it's followed by a clause, that needs to be a gerund-participial clause, the same as for other prepositions: because of being an organ, as well as being an organ, far from being an organ, etc.
I read this paragraph, in which a girl is going to attend a hypnosis show. According to the previous posts, shoudn't it be "Will we be close enough to seeing anything?"What kind of things will he do? Are we going to get hypnotized? Will we be close enough to see anything?