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In these examples, the subject of the first verb is the same as the subject of the second verb; that’s why the infinitive form is used for the second.

Les Verneuil aiment écouter du jazz.
The Verneuils love to listen to jazz.

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In these examples, the subject of the first verb is the same as the subject of the second verb; that’s why the infinitive form is used for the second.

Jean espère faire le tour du monde avec Mathilde.
Jean hopes to go around the world with Mathilde.

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When the subjects are different, a dependent clause introduced by que is needed. Compare the following examples.

Soraya préfère emmener Louis au Musée d’Histoire naturelle.
Soraya prefers to take Louis to the Museum of Natural History.
Soraya préfère que tu emmènes Louis au Musée d’Histoire naturelle. Soraya prefers you to take Louis to the Museum of Natural History.

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If the infinitive clause is in the negative, the negation stays joined before the infinitive.

J’avoue ne pas comprendre ta décision.
I admit I do not understand your decision.

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If the infinitive clause is in the negative, the negation stays joined before the infinitive.

Nous préférons ne jamais avoir ce genre de problème.
We hope never to have this kind of problem.

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Her friend showed her how to play the flute.

Son ami lui a appris à jouer de la flûte.

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Antoine did not manage to solve the problem.

Antoine n’est pas arrivé à résoudre le problème.

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Suddenly it started to rain.

Tout à coup il s’est mis à pleuvoir.

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The mayor agreed to talk to him.

Le maire a accepté de lui parler. .

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He is advising us to buy these stocks.

Il nous conseille d’ acheter ces actions.

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This noise prevents me from working.

Ce bruit m’empêche de travailler.

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Claude promised to send her a postcard from Cairo.

Claude a promis de lui envoyer une carte postale du Caire.

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