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bg1996

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Cantonese,Mandarin;Kwangtung/Guangdong,hk
__(To reach/Reaching/After reaching/When to reach/When reaching) the millions of people who watch TV, advertisers ware willing to pay big money.

Which's ok? Maybe none or all? If not only one, are there differences?
 
  • anothersmith

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    English, U.S.
    __(To reach/Reaching/After reaching/When to reach/When reaching) the millions of people who watch TV, advertisers ware willing to pay big money.

    Which's ok? Maybe none or all? If not only one, are there differences?

    I agree that "to reach" is the only appropriate choice. This becomes more obvious if you reverse the order of the clauses: "Advertisers were willing to pay big money to reach the millions of people who watch TV." None of the other choices make sense here (or in the sentence as you posted it.)
     

    Packard

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    USA, English
    It is easier to see if you invert the sentence:

    Advertisers ware willing to pay big money to reach millions of people who watch TV.
     
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