WITH + determiner + noun + to Verb-ing

The following English Vocabulary Profile C1 entry:

with a view to doing sth FORMAL =  so that you can do something

inspired this post as a grammar structure, regardless of the meaning, the complexity of two prepositional phrases with the second complemented with a gerund is clearly advanced grammar.

A search in the NOW corpus for:

with _A _N to_II _VVG

1 WITH AN EYE TO MAKING 115

Unlisted in the EVP, according to English Grammar Today this prepositional phrase means:

1. With an eye on
2. Having one’s purpose
3. To have one’s purpose
4. Have an eye on
5. Have something as one’s objective

The 17-year-old went to his first New Zealand basketball camp in 2019 with an eye to making his national age-grade team debut.

odt.co.nz

2 WITH THE VIEW TO ENSURING 84

The G7 Nuclear Safety and Security Group (NSSG) reaffirms its commitment to promoting the highest standards of nuclear safety and security worldwide

with the view to ensuring the responsible use of nuclear technology.

gov.uk

3 WITH THE VIEW TO MAKING 71
4 WITH OUR COMMITMENTS TO SAFEGUARDING 70
5 WITH THE VIEW TO GETTING 48
6 WITH THE VIEW TO FINDING 48
7 WITH THE VIEW TO ENHANCING 44
8 WITH THE VIEW TO BRINGING 43
9 WITH A COMMITMENT TO DELIVERING 43
10 WITH THE VIEW TO PROVIDING 41
11 WITH A COMMITMENT TO PROVIDING 41

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