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Avery Nichols
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Apr 4, 2015 at 12:50pm

Here's a question! In a sentence like "Vorrei andare al supermercato per comprare alcuni generi alimentari". Why do you use "per comprare" instead of just "a comprare".

DennisG
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Seattle, WA
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Apr 4, 2015 at 5:26pm

"Per" (like "para" in Spanish) is often used to mean "for the purpose of...". So you can think of the sentence as meaning "I would like to go to the supermarket for the purpose of buying ...etc." Hope this helps.

Joyce Dawson
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Chicago, IL
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Apr 6, 2015 at 7:07pm

Dennis thank you for this comment. I had the same question and you cleared it up. Grazie!

Avery Nichols
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Apr 12, 2015 at 5:54pm

Thanks Dennis, you have been a great help.

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