conseguir + verb infinitive

AshlynA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

conseguir + verb infinitive

No ha conseguido quitarla a la misión

Los soldados salen detrás de él corriendo, pero no consiguen ver nada a causa de la oscuridad y la lluvia 

No consigo olvidar nuestra conversación 


i found these sentences when reading a book. this is my first time seeing how conseguir is used with another verb infinitive. may i ask for a explanation? is this usage where conseguir + infinitive carries the meaning of manage to do something (verb) similar to poder + infinitive?

Asked 1 month ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Ashlyn

Yes, that's it, conseguir + infinitive has that specific meaning. Have a look here in wordreference - scroll down a bit. 

conseguir + verb infinitive

No ha conseguido quitarla a la misión

Los soldados salen detrás de él corriendo, pero no consiguen ver nada a causa de la oscuridad y la lluvia 

No consigo olvidar nuestra conversación 


i found these sentences when reading a book. this is my first time seeing how conseguir is used with another verb infinitive. may i ask for a explanation? is this usage where conseguir + infinitive carries the meaning of manage to do something (verb) similar to poder + infinitive?

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