Reading in English

I’m reading a book in English. A phrase says: “and he was prepared to take any help he could to make that happen”. I’ve studied that auxiliary verbs, like can/could don’t take -to. So, is that sentence right? Roberta

You’re right about ‘could’ not taking “to” when the infinitive is added, but here “to make that happen” does not refer to “could” but to “any help.” If that doesn’t make sense, then try inverting the sentence: “To make that happen he was prepared to take any help he could.”

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