para aprender a ser

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para aprender a ser

The phrase "para aprender a ser" is the "a" an idiomatic expression? is two consecutive infinitives incorrect?

Asked 4 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Lorie

it is indeed possible to have two infinitives together, for example:

Poder salir a la calle en estos momentos es esencial.

(Being able to go out to the streets at this moment is essential.)

Ella quiere intentar ayudar a su hija.

(She wants to try to help her daughter.)

Depending on the verb, they can be immediately followed by another infinitive.

In this sentence from the dictation:

Yo estaba haciendo prácticas en un colegio de Méjico

para aprender a ser profesor.

The verb aprender is always followed by the preposition "a" (to learn to do something)

It'd be incorrect to omit the "a" here:

"...para aprender ser profesor" 

Saludos

Inma

 

para aprender a ser

The phrase "para aprender a ser" is the "a" an idiomatic expression? is two consecutive infinitives incorrect?

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