Can anyone tell me if zu is written together in the same word with the stem, as in 'zudenken' for example or if there should be a space between the two words?

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It is written as a separate word:

Wir sind gekommen, um zu bleiben.

It is different however for separable verbs:

Es wäre leicht gewesen, das nachzulesen.

  • Thanks. The context was 'nach zudenken'. Does putting nach before it make it run together into one word?
    – hinterbu
    Commented Feb 7, 2016 at 18:54
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    Yes, nachdenken is separable: Ich denke nach. Therefore, nachzudenken.
    – Carsten S
    Commented Feb 7, 2016 at 18:56

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