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Ir a | Acabar de | Volver a + Infinitive

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Ir a/Acabar de/Volver a + Infinitive in Spanish

Many useful expressions are formed by combining two verbs. When this occurs, the first verb is conjugated, while the second verb remains in the infinitive form.

e.g.

 - ircaminar - (to go) (to walk)

Yo voy a caminar un poco - I'm going to walk a little

- acabar, trabajar - (to finish) (to work)

Tú acabaste de trabajar - You just finished working

 - saber, cantar - (to know) (to sing)

Lily sabe cantar -  Lily knows how to sing.

- volver, escribir - (to return) (to write)

Pedro vuelve a escribir un libro - Pedro writes a book again.


Note: One such expression combines the verb "ir" (conjugated) with an infinitive. The preposition "a" is always used.

The formula is:

Verb "ir" conjugated  + a + infinitive = to be going to do something (in the near future)

e.g.

Voy a llegar tarde - I'm going to be late.

Vas a enviar el paquete.- You are going to send the package.

Ella va a hablar con el chico.- She is going to talk to the boy.

Mami va a cocinar carne asada - Mummy is going to cook roast meat

 

- Here are some useful words and expressions for exactly when you are going to do something.

hoy - today

mañana - tomorrow

más tarde - later

esta tarde - this afternoon

la semana que viene - next week

el mes que viene - next month

el año que viene - next year

esta noche - tonight

mañana por la mañana - tomorrow morning

mañana por la tarde - tomorrow afternoon

mañana por la noche - tomorrow night

 

Ir a/Acabar de/Volver a + Infinitive in spanish

Acabar de + infinitive

Many useful expressions are formed by combining two verbs. When this occurs, the first verb is conjugated, while the second verb remains in the infinitive form.

Note: One such expression combines the verb "acabar" (conjugated) with an infinitive. The preposition "de" is always used.

 

The formula is:

Verb "acabar" conjugated + de + infinitive = to have just done something (in the very recent past)

e.g.

Acabo de llegar tarde. - I just arrived late.

Acabas de enviar el paquete. - You just sent the package.

Ella acaba de hablar con el chico.- She just talked to the boy.

Mami acaba de cocinar carne asada - Mummy just cooked roast meat

 

Ir a/Acabar de/Volver a + Infinitive in Spanish

Volver a + infinitive

Many useful expressions are formed by combining two verbs. When this occurs, the first verb is conjugated, while the second verb remains in the infinitive form.

Note: One such expression combines the verb "volver" (conjugated) with an infinitive. The preposition "a" is always used.

The formula is:

Verb "volver" conjugated + a + infinitive = to do something again

e.g.

Vuelvo a quererte I love you again

Paola vuelve a entrar Paola re-enters

Nosotros volvemos a visitar la ciudad - We return to visit the city

 

Note: Remember, "volver" is an "o:ue" stem-changing verb.

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