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Should I add the preposition TO right after I already mentioned it first time in the sentence "I would like to..."

For example:

"I would like to know and TO get some info"

Vs:

or I would like to know and get some info"

  • The first infinitive marker to is implicitly applied to the second verb get, so the second option is the best. – Alejandro Jun 17 '16 at 2:45
  • I would suggest that if the meaning in context is the same, don't add unnecessary words. – user3169 Jun 17 '16 at 2:51
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Both of your examples are correct, understandable, and generally used.

Using

to verb and to verb

is more strictly parallel in construction, but for efficiency often gets shortened especially when the two actions are related.

I would like to ride on a bus and to sleep on a feather bed.

would mean there are two things you would like to do: ride on a bus, and sleep on a feather bed, which may be two unrelated actions.

I would like to ride on a bus and sleep on a feather bed.

can mean you want to sleep on a feather bed which is on a bus.

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I think both of them are correct

you use first sentence when you want to emphasize your request

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