What if we remove 'to' from the above sentence like '...of the school and confess

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #40 [color=blue]“The News”, question 5

If child A steals child B’s exercise book, child A will have to stand up in front of the school and to being a thief.

(a) conduce
(b) confess
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(d) conform

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #40 [color=blue]“The News”, answer 5

If child A steals child B’s exercise book, child A will have to stand up in front of the school and confess to being a thief.

Correct answer: (b) confess

Your answer was: [color=green]correct
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Hi,

“… and confess to being a thief.”

I dont understand the usage of “confess to”.

What if we remove “to” from the above sentence like “…of the school and confess being a thief”??

HELP!!

CEO Neeraj

Hi,

You confess your sins but confess to committing sins.

Alan