I've got this sentence: かれはすしをたべにいっている。
Why is たべ which is たべる followed after by に and then by another verb? Is this correct?
Apparently it means "He is going to eat the sushi."
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I recommend you read with kanji and copy-paste it into a dictionary. If you read in full romaji or kana some ambiguities will arise that will be especially confusing for a beginner.
Setting that aside.
kare wa sushi wo tabe ni itte iru
食べに is the tricky part
食べ is a noun meaning "eating", it's 食べる in what's called masu stem 食べ(ます).
masu stem + に (destination particle) gives the meaning of "in order to".
So, "He went (somewhere) to eat sushi (and hasn't come back yet)".