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Why two um in this sentence

The grammatical pattern of the "um zu" sentence (Finalsatz) is the following: [Subjekt] [Verb] [Objekt], um [X] zu [Verb]. Examples: Er geht einkaufen, um zu kochen. Sie machen Sport, um ...
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Why two um in this sentence

The construction goes like this: (comma) "um" + ⟨the verb's object(s)⟩ + "zu" + ⟨infinite form of the verb⟩. Verbs can have no object at all, or one or some of these kinds of ...
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Why two um in this sentence

The verb sich kümmern has an optional prepositional object. Er kümmert sich. Er kümmert sich um alles. If you wrap this in an um…zu adverbial clause, you end up with two um. Er nahm ein paar Tage ...
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Why two um in this sentence

"sich um jemanden kümmern" is a fixed expression, meaning "to take care of someone". This is just the ordinary preposition "um" and has nothing to do with the um-zu ...
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