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Help with infinitives

If you got this far maybe you don't need much help, but these links proved useful to me. Hope someone else can use them.

http://www.studyspanish.com/lessons/ira.htm Ir a + infinitive
ir a + infinitive = to be going to do something (in the near future). We studied this in the Phrasal Future block.

http://www.studyspanish.com/lessons/acabarde.htm acabar de + infinitive = to have just done something (in the very recent past)

http://www.studyspanish.com/lessons/tenque.htm Tener que + infinitive is one way to express obligation or necessity. This expression can be translated as "someone has to do something."

http://www.studyspanish.com/lessons/tenque.htm Hay que + infinitive is used to express the idea of "one must do something" or, "it is necessary to do something." It is a more general expression and since there is no subject, the verb form hay is always used. If you are studying French this is similar to 'il faut'.

http://www.studyspanish.com/lessons/volvera.htm volver a + infinitive = to do something again

http://spanish.yabla.com/lessons.php?lesson_id=197 deber de + infinitive http://spanish.about.com/od/usingparticularverbs/a/deber.htm
when we want to express an obligation or a responsibility we use the verb deber followed by the infinitive of the verb denoting the action that we must carry out.

September 26, 2013



Great explanation. Thank you for piecing this together.


Great thanks. Just a small correction: in French the expression for hay que is 'il faut'


Thanks. I just edited it to make the fix.


Superb help. Thank you :)

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