to infinitive vs. bare infinitive


I’ve just come across the following sentence:

‘My intent here is to examine several issues which often occur within these discussions of grammar and share some insight I have gained from theories of language acquisition and my own classroom experience.’

Now, would it be possible to write ‘… and to share some insight’ and if so, what is the difference?


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Maybe we should shorten the sentence first to make it clearer…“My intent is to examine… and share some insight…”. To me, it’s obvious that you don’t really need the 2nd “to” even though it wouldn’t be wrong in my opinion to have it. In my opinion, there is no difference even though some may feel that you use the 2nd “to” to stress that those are two distinct (different) actions.

Hi Hank,

Thanks a lot for your detailed explanation!

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