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How do I use the verb vermögen? In my dictionary it functions like the modal verb können.

Ich vermag es, mit meiner Freundin Jana nach Mallorca zu fliegen.

Can I remove the es and still retain the same meaning?

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Sorry but it seems that your dictionary is from 1800. "vermögen" is (again) too old fashioned ! –  Andri Dec 27 '13 at 9:56
    
Ich bin altmodisch hihi –  DerPolyglott33 Dec 27 '13 at 9:58
    
@Andri Das Nomen Vermögen aber nicht, oder? –  c.p. Dec 27 '13 at 10:18
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Note that it does actually not function like "können". Because it uses "zu". It just means the same. –  Emanuel Dec 27 '13 at 11:02
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In fact I would prefer to remove the "es". In this case the comma may be dropped as "vermögen" then acts like an auxiliary. –  Hagen von Eitzen Dec 27 '13 at 15:21

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You can abolish the es. Example: "Wer vermag mich zu töten?" (from an old fashioned german fairytale)

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