If accompanied by another verb, this usually goes at the end of the sentence or clause. It can be accompanied with zu or stand on its own, as follows:
WITH ZU WITHOUT ZU
beschliessen (to decide) Modal verbs
hoffen (to hope) Werden in the future tense
vorhaben (to intend)
Related clauses involving zu are:
um…zu – in order to
anstatt..zu – instead of
ohne..zu – without + -ing
The um…zu clause (in order to)
This clause can follow a main clause to explain an action that has been described:
e.g. Ich bin ins Kino gegangen, um einen Film zu sehen.
- I went to the cinema to see a film
It can be used instead of weil.
The um…zu clause