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    Hi, Casiopea

    Thanks for the answer.

    I have a further question about your answer.

    I don't think "choice" can be paralleled with "to go" because each is a different "part of speech".

    Best regards...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sang-heui, Kim
    Hi, Casiopea

    Thanks for the answer.

    I have a further question about your answer.

    I don't think "choice" can be paralleled with "to go" because each is a different "part of speech".

    Best regards...
    'to go' is an infinitive in form but in this context it's a noun in function:

    The choice is to go.
    Subject+Linking Verb+Subject Complement.

    There are two camps:

    1) 'but' functions as a conjunction:
    I have no choice but to go. (nouns)
    I have no choice but to go. (adjectival phrases)

    2) 'but' functions as a preposition:
    I have no choice but to go. (noun)
    I have no choice other than to go. (noun)

    Either way, 'to go' is not functioning as a verb.

    In short,

    I have no choice but this one, which is to go. (nominal predicate)

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