Why is "a" used here?

Il lui offre à boire et à manger.

shouldn't it be

il lui offre boire et manger.

August 19, 2012


"À boire" means "something to drink"...I think it might be a contraction of "quelque chose à boire." Same with "à manger."

August 20, 2012

I thought it was because of "offrir" J'offre `a boire. Other verbs demand "de" in situations where English uses "to ..."

August 20, 2012
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