Spanish Grammar: Linking two verbs together (A1)

In Spanish there are three ways that verbs can be linked together when the second verb is an infinitive.

Linking to verbs together

1. With no linking words in between:

Querer hacer algo (to want to do something).

Necesitar hacer algo  (To need to do something).

Preferir hacer algo (To prefer to do something).

2. With a preposition:

Ir a hacer algo (to be going to do something).

Aprender a hacer algo (to learn to do something).

Dejar de hacer algo (to stop doing something).

Note that you have to learn the preposition required for each verb (see verbs with prepositions “A“)

3.  In set structures:

Tener que hacer algo (to have to do something).


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