129 - Purposebetweentwoverbs

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Purpose between two verbs The preposition  a  is used to convey the idea of purpose between a conjugated verb of motion and  the infinitive that follows. The most common usage of this is with a conjugated form of the verb  ir  (to  go) +  a  + infinitive. Notice in the following examples that the English version usually is stated as  “someone is going to do something.” In Spanish, however, the present tense of  ir  is used, so the  sentence is really saying “someone is going to do something” or “will do something.” These  sentences in both languages indicate that something happens in the future without using the future  tense.  Victoria va a estudiar medicina.   Victoria is going to study medicine. César y Mariana van a casarse.   Cesar and Mariana are going to get married. How something is done
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2011 for the course SPAN 101 taught by Professor Oliveros during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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129 - Purposebetweentwoverbs

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