Verbs + à + infinitive

List of useful verbs followed by the preposition à and an infinitive


Arriver à [faire] To manage/succeed in [doing]
Consister à [faire]   To consist of [doing]
Parvenir à [faire]   To succeed in [doing]
Passer du temps à [faire]   To spend time [doing]
Perdre du temps à [faire]   To waste time [doing]
Réfléchir à [faire]   To consider [doing]
Renoncer à [faire]   To give up [doing]
Réussir à [faire]   To succeed in [doing]
Se décider à [faire]   To decide to [do]
Se mettre à [faire]   To set about [doing]
Tenir à [faire]   To insist on [doing]

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