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    #1

    "I like to listen to rap" or "I like to listen rap"

    I know that between two verbs I must to use TO. So, in the next phrase what is the correct construction: I like to listen to rap or I like to listen rap... What is the correct phrase and why? Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: to or to

    Quote Originally Posted by mtavares View Post
    I like to listen to rap or I like to listen rap
    Take out the "I like to" and tell us which you think is correct.

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    Re: to or to

    Ok. Look this another example. Can I ask this question: What kind of sound do you like to listen?
    So, I need to put the TO in the end of the question?

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    Re: to or to

    Quote Originally Posted by mtavares View Post
    OK. Please look at this another example. Can I ask this question?

    What kind of sound do you like to listen?

    So, Do I need to put the TO "to" in at the end of the question?
    See my corrections above.

    Yes, the question should end "... do you like to listen to?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: to or to

    thank you. Help me a lot.

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    #6

    Re: to or to

    Quote Originally Posted by mtavares View Post
    Thank you. You have helped me a lot.
    You're welcome. However, you don't need to write a new post to say "Thank you" - you should click on the "Thank" button (it's next to the "Like" button).

    Make sure you follow these rules of written English:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with one appropriate punctuation mark.

    Also, remember to write complete sentences.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: "I like to listen to rap" or "I like to listen rap"

    Please. Why do we need to put "to" after the verb listen? What is the rule about it? thanks.

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    #8

    Re: "I like to listen to rap" or "I like to listen rap"

    The rule is we always put "to" after "listen".

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    #9

    Re: "I like to listen to rap" or "I like to listen rap"

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    The rule is we always put "to" after "listen".
    Not when 'listen' is used intransitively.

    Listen; I have an idea.
    I told her what I thought, but she didn't listen.

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    #10

    Re: "I like to listen to rap" or "I like to listen rap"

    ... and not when we say Listen up, everybody: I'm going up into the loft; listen for the doorbell..

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