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    Default To know him is to love him.

    To know him is to love him.
    I have just seen the sentence in my book about infinitive as noun.
    Can you explain what is the meaning of the sentence?

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    Default Re: To know him is to love him.

    Anyone who knows him loves him.
    If you know him, you automatically love him.

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    Default Re: To know him is to love him.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Anyone who knows him loves him.
    If you know him, you automatically love him.
    Are the below sentences correct in a given situation.
    To inform you is to inform the whole city. (For example I have a friend who doesn't keep secrecy, whenever I give him some secret info, he leaks them to others. So I tell him in fury mood, "to inform you is as to disclose the secret to all the people of the city")
    To teach you is to teach a child. (It is very difficult for me to teach you. Because your learning abilities are as slow/poor as a child)
    To convince Alex is to convince my wife. (In my day to day life, it is very difficult for me to convince my wife. Similarly I have a friend - Alex and it is as difficult to convince Alex as to convince my own wife)

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    Default Re: To know him is to love him.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jadoon 84 View Post
    Are the below sentences correct in a given situation.
    To inform you is to inform the whole city. (For example I have a friend who doesn't keep secrecy, whenever I give him some secret info, he leaks them to others. So I tell him in fury mood, "to inform you is as to disclose the secret to all the people of the city")
    To teach you is to teach a child. (It is very difficult for me to teach you. Because your learning abilities are as slow/poor as a child)
    To convince Alex is to convince my wife. (In my day to day life, it is very difficult for me to convince my wife. Similarly I have a friend - Alex and it is as difficult to convince Alex as to convince my own wife)
    1 and 2 are possible, though would sound contrived if you actually said them. 3 doesn't work for me.
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