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Grammar detail: しにいく

しにいく - go to do
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〜をしにいく
means
go to do ~
し is the continuative (
れんようけい
連用形
) form of する (to do), and いく means 'go'. So the meaning of this phrase is as you would expect literally: 'go in order to do (something).
いく can be written with or without its customary kanji,
く.
This expression can also be used with nouns, eg:
もの
く go (in order to do) shopping
... with the continuative form of regular verbs:
およ
ぎにいく go in order to swim, go swimming
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Kanji used in this grammar

レン   つれる to take, to lead   つらねる to line up   つらなる to extend   
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ヨウ   もちいる to use   
ケイ   ギョウ   shape   かたち    かた    
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コウ   ギョウ   アン   ゆ    い to go   おこな to take place   
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バイ   か to buy   
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ブツ   モツ   もの thing   
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エイ   およ swim   
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