Pressing or to press

volver

Senior Member
french belgium
Hello,

I am not sure of my sentences below.

If the phone rings then you don’t need to go to my desk and pick up the phone.
All you need to do is pressing or to press the PICK UP button on your phone.


Thank you,


VOLVER
 
  • JamesM

    Senior Member
    I think the second "to" is superfluous and less than optimal.

    As another possibility, the whole phrase "All you need to do is" can be replaced by "simply": "Simply press the PICK UP button on your phone."

    To me, anything with "...need to do is..." would not use the second "to".

    "What you need to do is..." or "All you need to do is..." can be said much more simply in other ways; "you need to", for example.
     
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