animar [a] — use of “a” required?

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animar [a] — use of “a” required?

Do the brackets around “a” mean that it can be used at the speaker’s discretion, or its use sometimes or always required? 

Could I have said, “Os animo que vengáis” or “Me han animado comprar un perro” ?

Asked 1 month ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola A, 

you always need to use "a" after animar if you are talking about "encouraging someone to do something", so it'd be:

Os animo a que vengáis.

Me han animado a comprar un perro. 

Inma

animar [a] — use of “a” required?

Do the brackets around “a” mean that it can be used at the speaker’s discretion, or its use sometimes or always required? 

Could I have said, “Os animo que vengáis” or “Me han animado comprar un perro” ?

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