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English definition of “to”

to

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INFINITIVE A1 used with a verb to make the infinitive: I want to learn Spanish. He forgot to feed the cat. Do you know how to make a cake?Verb forms, tenses and types of verbs
REASON A2 used to give the reason for doing something: I'm just going out to get some milk.Motives and reasons
(Definition of to from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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