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    Question 'to+verb and to+verb' or 'to+verb and verb' ?

    Hello there everyone.
    This is my first post ever on this site. Now I feel a bit nervous to ask and I don't know why haha.

    Well, here is my question,
    Which is grammatically right?

    to+verb and to+verb

    Or

    to+verb and verb

    Example:

    I came here to visit my friend and to find a new job.

    Or

    I came here to visit my friend and find a new job.

    (In my opinion, I think the first sentence sounds more right than the second one haha)

    Thank you so much. I'm looking forward to all your answers!

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    Re: 'to+verb and to+verb' or 'to+verb and verb' ?

    Both are grammatically correct, and both forms are commonly used. I suppose missing out the second "to" could give the impression that the writer was hoping that his friend would offer him a job, whereas inserting the second "to" separates the two aspects.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: 'to+verb and to+verb' or 'to+verb and verb' ?

    Welcome to the forum, Toey.

    In future posts, please don't keep typing 'haha'.

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    Re: 'to+verb and to+verb' or 'to+verb and verb' ?

    Both sentences are correct and they have the same meaning for me.

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