For example

  1. I want to go and leave you.
  2. I want to go and to leave you.

Which one would be accurate?

  • A better way would be "I don't want to be with you anymore", if that is what you mean.
    – AIQ
    Dec 17, 2019 at 2:25
  • I want to leave you, and go.
    – Ram Pillai
    May 24, 2020 at 3:00

1 Answer 1


Neither is wrong, certainly not for common use of English. The second sentence is a much less common construction, in my experience as a native speaker in the United States.

The first sentence suggests that both actions are combined in some way:

I want to go, and by going I will leave you.

Or, rephrased:

I want to leave you, which I will do by going.

The second suggests that the speaker wants to do both things, specifically:

I want to go, and I also want to leave you.

There is also a common use of the phrase go and which usually does not convey much information other than that someone chose to do something:

Why did you go and do that?

In those cases go and could be completely omitted and the meaning of the sentence would not really change at all. I don't think that that pattern is in place in the first sentence in the question, but I wanted to distinctly mention it because it's likely that you will come across this specific usage of go and at some point.

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