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    Not so sure how to use "AND" and "TO" in a sentence

    Do the following sentences mean the same thing?
    I want to go and pick the things I like to buy.
    I want to go to pick the things I like to buy.

    When do I use "and" and when do I use "to"?


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    Re: Not so sure how to use "AND" and "TO" in a sentence

    Hey thanks for the question!

    Honestly, native speakers are breaking the rules when they say "I want to go and pick up...". We say that but it is not actually good grammar.

    You can say "I want to go to pick up..." That is probably the best, but native speakers break the rules.
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    Re: Not so sure how to use "AND" and "TO" in a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by a_vee View Post
    Honestly, native speakers are breaking the rules when they say "I want to go and pick up...". We say that but it is not actually good grammar.
    Which rules are those?

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    Re: Not so sure how to use "AND" and "TO" in a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Which rules are those?
    That's the grammar they taught me in school. :)
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    Re: Not so sure how to use "AND" and "TO" in a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by a_vee View Post
    That's the grammar they taught me in school. :)
    Oh. I learnt some odd things at school. That's why, to this day, I still try to never split an infinitive, believe that a preposition is something I can't end a sentence or clause with, and invariably ask the arresting officer, "At whom are you pointing that gun?"

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