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The verb + preposition WITH A VIEW TO always creates doubt in mind. I have come across so many people who do not understand the meaning properly or can’t explain the use. For example:
1) Banks have introduced a new system with a view to eliminate hardship of a common person.
2) Banks have introduced new system with a view to eliminating hardship of a common person.

Please elaborate both the usages and under what condition it should be used.

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"with a view to" = "in order to" = "so that"

"with a view to" should be followed by -ing so #1 is not correct.

Hope this helps,

Henry
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Another substitute for "with a view to" is "for the purpose of":

Banks have introduced a new system with a view to eliminating the common person's hardship.

Banks have introduced a new system for the purpose of eliminating the common person's hardship.
The verb + preposition WITH A VIEW TO always creates doubt in mind. I have come across so many people who do not understand the meaning properly or can’t explain the use. For example:
1) Banks have introduced a new system with a view to eliminate hardship of a common person.
2) Banks have introduced new system with a view to eliminating hardship of a common person.

Please elaborate both the usages and under what condition it should be used.

I know that 1st is right but do not know the grammar logic behind it.

Praven Khanna
Here in "view to"..the "to " here is not infinitive but acts as preposition....preposition is can be followed by a gerund (-ing form)...so the correct form is "..with a view to eliminating hardship..."
Similarly note this sentence...
He is looking forward to meeting you
...This sentence is in correct form here "to "acts as preposition to looking forward ..the above sentence is in correct form...
Consider another example..
He went to playing
The above sentence is incorrect here "to" is infinitive it doesn't act as preposition to the correct form is
He went to play...here play takes non finite verb form
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