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    A question about "to+infinitive"

    I saw this sentence,

    "I imagine the fish out of water is the only fish to have inkling of water."

    I can't understand the underlined part of that sentence. I think that part

    might have been "which has"...

    Please, Explain me the usage of "to+inf" in that sentence.


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    Re: A question about "to+infinitive"

    After superlatives we use "to infi"
    ex:
    He is the first one to complete the task

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    Re: A question about "to+infinitive"

    "To have" in "I imagine the fish out of water is the only fish to have any inkling of water." is a gerund or qualifying infinitive. It is used as an adjective modifying the noun ‘fish’. It’s equivalent to ‘that has’ as suggested by you.

    A question for belly_ttt: Which or where is the superlative in "He is the first one to complete the task?"

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