Use of the 'el' with infinitive as noun

Robin

Kwiziq community member

1 June 2018

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Use of the 'el' with infinitive as noun

hi the lesson seems to say that use of infinitive with or without the 'el' are equally correct, but in the Micrquiz Q2, 'wake up to ...' if I answer without the 'el' its marked wrong.  Is there then more subtlety to this topic than is in the lesson, if so maybe the lesson needs deepening a bit?  Robin

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Using infinitives as nouns with the definite article El -

Inma

Kwiziq language super star

1 June 2018

1/06/18

Hi Robin,


there is a hint for that question saying "Verb cantar has been converted to a noun", which is the clue to avoid the article "el". There is a note inside the lesson about this, saying:


"However, there are certain infinitives that can been converted to nouns and these can take both the singular and the plural article (el/los)."


"It is not correct to omit the articles."


I hope this helped.


Inma


Robin

Kwiziq community member

1 June 2018

1/06/18

Thanks Inma.  Surely you mean. 'the clue to USE the 'el'.  In the lesson, it looks as if the 'its not correct to omit the el' just applies to the two examples you gave (Ir and amanecer) - because we've just been told that using the 'el' is optional, with or without both correct.  THis use of infinitive is /always/ noun-like.   This lesson is not clear. 

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