-to delay to do o to delay doing?-

-to delay to do o to delay doing?-
Nota d'uso
Quando to delay è seguito da un altro verbo, questo è di norma nella forma in -ing, non all'infinito: They delayed taking a decision until after the inquiry, ritardarono a prendere una decisione fino a dopo l'inchiesta (non They delayed to take a decision until after the inquiry).

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