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    Default result of purpose?

    My grammar book says the underlined is a result, but can't it be a purpose as well?
    I think it depends on context, right?

    ex)He left the house never to come back again.

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    Default Re: result of purpose?

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    My grammar book says the underlined is a result, but can't it be a purpose as well?
    I think it depends on context, right?

    ex)He left the house never to come back again.
    If you inserted "intending" between "house" and "never", it would mean purpose.

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    Default Re: result of purpose?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    If you inserted "intending" between "house" and "never", it would mean purpose.
    Without "intending" and further context to prove his purpose, can it mean purpose like the following?

    ex) He really decided not to live with his family, so he left the house never to come back again.....

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    Default Re: result of purpose?

    Does "never to" always mean a result not a purpose?

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